Definition of chugger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃʌɡə/


British informal
A person who approaches passers-by in the street asking for subscriptions or donations to a particular charity: when you have chuggers outside your shop, people just cross the road
More example sentences
  • The Kensington High Street rag reckons chuggers—paid workers who stop you in the street and persuade you to give over your bank details for charity—are well on their way out.
  • It's the televisual equivalent of the chuggers who hang round Liverpool Street station - it makes me walk to the other side of the road to avoid them.
  • I pass four Shelter chuggers, my do-not-approach aura clearly on the fritz as two of them tried their circus-style freakshow beckoning tactics on me.


Early 21st century: blend of charity and mugger1.

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