A person who comes up to you on a dark street who says "give me all your money," is an example of a mugger.
- One who assaults with intent to rob.
- (theater) One who overacts, esp. by exaggerated facial expressions.
Other Word Forms
Origin of mugger
- Hindi magar from Sanskrit makaraḥ crocodile of Dravidian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition