Definition of Prigger

1. a thief [n -S] - See also: thief



Lexicographical Neighbors of Prigger

priestisms
priestless
priestlier
priestliest
priestlike
priestliness
priestlinesses
priestly
priests
prieve
prieved
prieves
prieving
prig
prigged
prigger (current term)
priggeries
priggers
priggery
prigging
priggings
priggish
priggishly
priggishness
priggishnesses
priggism
priggisms
prigs
prile
priles

Literary usage of Prigger

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

1. Yale Studies in English edited by Albert Stanburrough Cook, Yale university New Haven (1903)
"And so the prigger went to heauen in a string, as many of [his] ... A prigger is a horse-stealer. T. Dekker discusses the punishments of the 'canting crew. ..."

2. South African Reminiscences: A Series of Sketches of Prominent Public Events by Richard William Murray (1894)
"The worst part of it was that when a grog prigger was detected the liquor was gone, and so was the work of the prigger for that day. ..."

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