nounNorth American informal
A burglar or safecracker.
- It seems to him that he's a prisoner of his own success and that those yeggs out there are truly free.
- They travel across the United States and the mythical world of the Yonder, facing down railroad bulls, yeggs and mythical creatures.
- "Yegg" was believed to be the surname of a certain American burglar and safe- breaker; hence a Yeggman or Yegg being "a burglar or safe-breaker".
Early 20th century: of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with yeggbeg, cleg, egg, Eigg, Greg, keg, leg, Meg, peg, skeg, teg
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