yegg

noun
\ ˈyeg How to pronounce yegg (audio) , ˈyāg How to pronounce yegg (audio) \

Definition of yegg

: safecracker also : robber

Examples of yegg in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one high-profile case, DuPay and his partner John Wesson figured out who had emptied the Portland Zoo’s safe one night in 1969 -- a cocky yegg named Billy Lewis -- and managed to tie evidence directly to the man’s new wife. oregonlive, 3 May 2021

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First Known Use of yegg

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yegg

origin unknown

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“Yegg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yegg. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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