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burglar


bur·glar  (bûrglr)
n.
One who commits burglary.

[Anglo-Norman burgler (alteration of burgesur, probably from Old French burg, borough) and Medieval Latin burgultor (alteration of burgtor, from burgre, to commit burglary in, from Late Latin burgus, fortified town), both of Germanic origin; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.]


burglar  /brglr/  n. a thief who illegally enters a building to steal: A burglar broke the door lock and stole my TV. -v. [I;T] burglarize /brglraz/; -n. [C;U] burglary. burglar

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