American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A thief, especially a burglar or safecracker.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as yeggman.
- n. cant, slang A person who breaks open safes; a burglar.
- Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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