There are 2 definitions of mugger in English:

mugger1

Syllabification: mug·ger
Pronunciation: /ˈməgər
 
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noun

  • A person who attacks and robs another in a public place.
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    • They are burglars, dealers, vandals, thugs, muggers, arsonists, a menace to society.
    • A gang of muggers attacked a man 6ft 8in tall and stole his mobile phone as he walked home after a night out in Trowbridge.
    • A passing couple saw the attack and chased the mugger, but he managed to get away.

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There are 2 definitions of mugger in English:

mugger2

Syllabification: mug·ger
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈməgər/

noun

  • A large short-snouted Indian crocodile, venerated by many Hindus.
    • Crocodylus palustris, family Crocodylidae
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    • While in India the number of muggers and gharials are growing in large numbers, salt-water crocodiles are rare as they generally grow in estuarine areas.
    • Visitors watched them in broad daylight lunging at sambar in lakes, relaxing on roadsides, teaching cubs to stalk and even stealing deer carcasses from the mouths of mugger crocodiles in the lakes.
    • As per the Central Zoo Authority instructions, the mugger crocodiles were shifted to the Tirupati zoo, which is crippled by poor turnout of visitors.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Hindi magar.

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