burgle was our Word of the Day on 08/26/2017. Hear the podcast!
Theme music by Joshua Stamper ©2006 New Jerusalem Music/ASCAP
Examples of burgle in a Sentence
someone burgled the lab when no one was there and let the animals out of their cages
the neighbors returned from vacation to find that their house had been burgled
Recent Examples of burgle from the Web
He is also charged with burgling Woods' apartment two weeks earlier, court records show.
He was charged under the Espionage Act and faced 115 years imprisonment, but the case ended in a mistrial because the government illegally gathered evidence (by, among other tactics, burgling his psychiatrist’s office).
Burglary, Concord Drive: A woman found her home burgled Dec. 12.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery's Paris apartment was burgled on Wednesday evening as his side won a cup tie away at Strasbourg.
In 2009, Boyle's parents' Ottawa home was burgled, though bullet holes in the home prompted the authorities to question whether the crime was linked to Boyle's first wife or his father's job as a federal tax judge.
Being spoiled for choice in the means of how to further my dewy lewk agenda is a blessing and a time-burgling curse.
In the past season alone, at least two professional teams were burgled at races in the Netherlands and two more suffered attempted break-ins.
The office of the chief justice of South Africa’s highest court was burgled in March.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'burgle.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Did You Know?
Burglary, which means "forcible entry into a building especially at night with the intent to commit a crime (as theft)," and "burglar" ("one who commits burglary") have been with us since the 16th century. "Burgle" and its synonym "burglarize" didn't break into the language until the 19th century, however, arriving almost simultaneously around 1870. "Burgle" is a back-formation (that is, a word formed by removing a suffix or prefix) from "burglar." "Burglarize" comes from "burglar" as well, with the addition of the familiar "-ize" ending. Both verbs were once disparaged by grammarians ("burgle" was considered to be "facetious" and "burglarize" was labeled "colloquial"), but they are now generally accepted. "Burglarize" is slightly more common in American English, whereas "burgle" seems to be preferred in British English.
Origin and Etymology of burgle
First Known Use: 1867See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up burgle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).