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yegg

yegg

noun Slang.

  1. a safecracker.
  2. an itinerant burglar.
  3. a thug.

noun

  1. slang, mainly US a burglar or safe-breaker

n.“thief, burglar,” especially “safecracker,” 1903, underworld slang, of unknown origin, said to be from John Yegg, a Swedish tramp, or from German Jäger “huntsman.”

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