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yegg Syllabification: yegg

Definition of yegg in English:

noun

North American informal
A burglar or safecracker.
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.

Words that rhyme with yegg

beg, cleg, egg, Eigg, Greg, keg, leg, Meg, peg, skeg, teg

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