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mugger

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noun mug·ger \ˈmə-gər\

Definition of mugger

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1844


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mugger

noun mug·ger

Definition of mugger

  1. :  one who attacks with intent to rob

Origin and Etymology of mugger

3mug


First Known Use: 1863


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mugger

noun mug·ger

Definition of mugger

  1. :  one that grimaces especially before an audience

Origin and Etymology of mugger

2mug


First Known Use: 1892



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