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mugger

noun mug·ger \ ˈmə-gər \

Definition of mugger

: a usually harmless freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) of the Indian subcontinent with a broad heavy snout

Origin and Etymology of mugger

Hindi & Urdu magar, from Sanskrit makara water monster


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mugger

noun

Definition of mugger

: one who attacks with intent to rob

Origin and Etymology of mugger


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mugger

noun

Definition of mugger

: one that grimaces especially before an audience

Origin and Etymology of mugger



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