There are 2 main definitions of mugger in English:

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mugger1

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɡə
 
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noun

A person who attacks and robs another in a public place: a woman was punched in the face by muggers who snatched a gold chain and pendant
More example sentences
  • 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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mugger2

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɡə
 
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noun

A large Indian crocodile with a short snout.
  • Crocodylus palustris, family Crocodylidae
Example sentences
  • 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, from Sanskrit makara, the name of a horned water beast represented in Hindu mythology.

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