mugger mugger  /ˈmə ɡər/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. For much the same reason, do not attempt to use karate or judo against the mugger.
  2. The mugger came from a broken home and was trying to lift himself out of poverty.
  3. Charleston, West Virginia -- In March a knife-wielding mugger accepted a $300 check when his victim could only produce $12.

News

  1. NYC Mugger Robs 92-Year-Old of Prized Bible, Pair of Glasses He Uses to Read It

    Police in New York City are now searching for a heartless mugger who assaulted a 92-year-old man and robbed him of his prized Bible and a pair of glasses that helped him read it.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Christian Post

  2. LATEST NEWS

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD is searching for a mugger who shoved a 92-year-old Manhattan man to the ground and stole a Bible from him. Police say the victim suffered a hip injury during the Monday night attack in Chelsea.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

  3. NYPD seeks suspect who mugged 92-year-old man

    NEW YORK (AP) - The NYPD is searching for a mugger who shoved a 92-year-old Manhattan man to the ground and stole a Bible from him. Police say the victim suffered a hip injury during the Monday night attack in Chelsea.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

Quotes

  1. During his presidency, Ronald Reagan said inflation was "as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man."
    on May 21, 2004 By: Ronald Reagan Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "I think Death Wish, if it were done today, would be volcanic," Stallone said. "The idea of Jeff Goldblum being a mugger who breaks into an apartment is very simplistic. It gives you an idea how bad the elevation of violence has become. I...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Sylvester Stallone Source: MovieWeb

  3. "We have two slicksters up here today," said Sharpton. "One they call a mogul, the other they call a mugger. That's race in America."
    on Oct 30, 2005 By: Al Sharpton Source: USA Today

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