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A thief, especially a burglar or safecracker.
(Law) slang chiefly US a burglar or safe-breaker
[C20: perhaps from the surname of a burglar]
a safecracker or burglar.
References in periodicals archive
This year will mark the 40th anniversary of the break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters by yeggs
with White House connections that provoked the Watergate scandal and led to Richard M.
Which cartoon character features in the 1947 Mel Blanc film Easter Yeggs
"Several years ago, a couple of yeggs
climbed scaffolding and tried to steal the gilded weathervane from his church."