Definition of Mugging

1. Noun. Assault with intent to rob.

Generic synonyms: Assault
Derivative terms: Mug



Definition of Mugging

1. Noun. A quick violent robbery of a person, usually in a public place. ¹

2. Verb. Present participle of '''to mug'''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mugging

1. a street assault or beating [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mugging

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muggar
muggard
muggars
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mugginess
mugginesses
mugging (current term)
muggings
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Literary usage of Mugging

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Musa Pedestris: Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes (1536-1896) by John Stephen Farmer (1896)
"Say, mugging Moll, why that red-rag Which oft hath me dismayed, Why is it now so mute in mag, in My mugging maid ? Why steals the booze down through thy ..."

2. Four Years in Secessia: Adventures Within and Beyond the Union Lines by Junius Henri Browne (1900)
"At Castle Thunder, in Richmond, the mugging was mainly confined to two of the ... Those were the mugging demonstrations, and rarely attracted any attention. ..."

3. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"MY mugging MAID. A PARODY. (James Bruton.) WHY lie ye in that ditch, so snug, Where Sal, the sow, is oft laid, With hair all dangling down thy lug, ..."

4. Cats in a Chowder by Fred J Schneider (2006)
"Back at the house, Harry's mugging of Father McCann shrunk the gathering to a number customarily explained by rumors of temperance or a competing yard sale. ..."

5. The Dialect of Leeds and Its Neighbourhood: Illustrated by Conversations and by C. Clough Robinson (1862)
"Gi'e ower mugging him I saay!" "Th'art bunching an' mugging him wal he's down! ... It'll tak some mugging to mak him give in— he'll be mugged a week ..."

6. Musa Pedestris: Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes (1536-1896) by John Stephen Farmer (1896)
"Say, mugging Moll, why that red-rag Which oft hath me dismayed, Why is it now so mute in mag, in My mugging maid ? Why steals the booze down through thy ..."

7. Four Years in Secessia: Adventures Within and Beyond the Union Lines by Junius Henri Browne (1900)
"At Castle Thunder, in Richmond, the mugging was mainly confined to two of the ... Those were the mugging demonstrations, and rarely attracted any attention. ..."

8. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"MY mugging MAID. A PARODY. (James Bruton.) WHY lie ye in that ditch, so snug, Where Sal, the sow, is oft laid, With hair all dangling down thy lug, ..."

9. Cats in a Chowder by Fred J Schneider (2006)
"Back at the house, Harry's mugging of Father McCann shrunk the gathering to a number customarily explained by rumors of temperance or a competing yard sale. ..."

10. The Dialect of Leeds and Its Neighbourhood: Illustrated by Conversations and by C. Clough Robinson (1862)
"Gi'e ower mugging him I saay!" "Th'art bunching an' mugging him wal he's down! ... It'll tak some mugging to mak him give in— he'll be mugged a week ..."

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