Definition of robber in English:

robber

Line breaks: rob¦ber
Pronunciation: /ˈrɒbə
 
/

noun

A person who commits robbery.
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
burglar, thief, housebreaker, cat burglar, sneak thief, mugger, shoplifter, stealer, pilferer; raider, looter, plunderer, pillager, marauder; bandit, brigand, pirate, highwayman; Indiandacoit
informal crook, cracksman, steamer
British informal , dated drummer
North American informal yegg, second-story man/worker
West Indian informal tief
British rhyming slang tea leaf

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old French robere, from the verb rober (see rob).

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