Definition of burglar in English:

burglar

Line breaks: burg|lar
Pronunciation: /ˈbəːɡlə
 
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noun

A person who commits burglary.
More example sentences
  • A pioneering scheme to gate off alleys to burglars and thieves could be on its way to parts of central York.
  • Police are to target crime hotspots in the Keighley division to purge the streets of robbers and burglars.
  • Please be warned that a group or groups of burglars and thieves are in the area.
Synonyms
housebreaker, robber, cat burglar, raider, looter, pilferer, picklock, thief, sneak thief, safe-breaker, safe-blower, safe-cracker; kleptomaniac; intruder, trespasser
informal filcher, cracksman
North American informal second-story man/worker, yegg

Origin

mid 16th century: from legal French burgler or Anglo-Latin burgulator, burglator; related to Old French burgier 'pillage'.

Derivatives

burglarious

Pronunciation: /-ˈɡlɛːrɪəs/
adjective ( archaic )
More example sentences
  • While the offence of burglary was complete upon crossing the threshold, the Court held that the unlawful act comprised the whole of the burglarious intrusion.
  • The trial court sentenced Latimer to ten years for the burglary and two years for the possession of burglarious tools.
  • Officers were able to recover a laptop stolen from the car from the suspect as well as a screwdriver used by him as a burglarious tool.

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