Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The common crocodile (Crocodilus palustris) of India, the East Indies, etc. It becomes twelve feet or more long.
  • n. A thief who takes property by threatening (or performing) violence on the person who is robbed; a person who commits a mugging; one who mugs. See mug, v. t.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as muggar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

Hindi magar, from Sanskrit makaraḥ, crocodile, of Dravidian origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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