- A person who commits robbery.More example sentences
burglar, thief, housebreaker, cat burglar, sneak thief, mugger, shoplifter, stealer, pilferer; raider, looter, plunderer, pillager, marauder; bandit, brigand, pirate, highwayman; Indian dacoitBritish • informal , • dated drummerNorth American • informal yegg, second-story man/workerWest Indian • informal tiefBritish • rhyming slang tea leaf
- In one version the bandits and their boss join the imperial forces and from then on fight robbers and bandits in the name of law and order.
- In the movie, a group of bank robbers uses sophisticated technology to perform their heists.
- After a brief struggle, Tom gets the gun away from one of the robbers and uses it to dispatch both intruders.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old French robere, from the verb rober (see rob).