AskDefine | Define mugger

Dictionary Definition

mugger n : a robber who takes property by threatening or performing violence on the person who is robbed (usually on the street)

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A street robber
  2. A person who makes exaggerated faces, as a performance; a gurner
    1. A large crocodile Crocodilus palustris of southwest Asia, having a very broad wrinkled snout

Extensive Definition

Mugging or mugger may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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