Definition of yegg in English:

yegg

Syllabification: yegg

noun

North American informal
A burglar or safecracker.
More example sentences
  • 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".

Origin

early 20th century: of unknown origin.

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