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Definition of "mugger" []

  • One who commits a mugging. (noun)
  • One who makes exaggerated faces, as in performing. (noun)
  • A large crocodile (Crocodilus palustris) of southwest Asia, having a very broad wrinkled snout. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mugger" in a sentence
  • "Truslove will be mugged on the way home from the party — all the more humiliatingly when he discovers that the mugger is a woman — and his experience and perspective will be central to the narrative."
  • "I was watching the film and thinking, 'This doesn't feel right,' and then at the end you see that the mugger is laughing, and has somehow been caught on camera."
  • "All the hugger and mugger is over the cubicle walls, which is fine this week."