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Meaning of "yegg" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD YEGG

Perhaps from the surname of a burglar.
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PRONUNCIATION OF YEGG

yegg  [jɛɡ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF YEGG

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Yegg is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES YEGG MEAN IN ENGLISH?

yegg

Safe-cracking

Safe-cracking is the process of opening a safe without either the combination or key. It may also refer to a computer hacker's attempts to break into a secured computer system, in which case it may be shortened to "cracking".

Definition of yegg in the English dictionary

The definition of yegg in the dictionary is a burglar or safe-breaker.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE YEGG

yeastiest
yeastily
yeastiness
yeastless
yeastlike
yeasty
Yeats
yebo
yech
yechy
yeelin
yeh
Yeisk
Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinodar
Yekaterinoslav
yeld
yeldring

WORDS THAT END LIKE YEGG

bad egg
boiled egg
Clegg
curate´s egg
darning egg
Easter egg
egg
free-range egg
good egg
lay an egg
nest egg
new-laid egg
ostrich egg
poached egg
Scotch egg
scrambled egg
skegg
soft-boiled egg
tea egg
Wagner-Jauregg

Synonyms and antonyms of yegg in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «yegg» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF YEGG

Find out the translation of yegg to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of yegg from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «yegg» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

yegg
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

yegg
570 millions of speakers

English

yegg
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चोर
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

yegg
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

yegg
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

arrombador de cofres
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দসু্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

casseur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Yegg
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

yegg
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

yegg
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

yegg
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Yegg
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

kẻ trộm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

yegg
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तुळसवाणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kasa hırsızı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

yegg
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

yegg
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

yegg
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

yegg
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

yegg
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

yegg
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

yegg
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

yegg
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of yegg

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «YEGG»

The term «yegg» is regularly used and occupies the 91.150 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «YEGG» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «YEGG»

Discover the use of yegg in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to yegg and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Mackenzie Raid
in the small of my back. You ain't going to let 'em do this to Old Yegg, is you, Mister Dimon? Help me, Mister Dimon!” “Mister Dimon,” said Mackenzie, “I want this man to stay up here until taps. You can cut him down then and put him in the  ...
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The Seeker
Yegg screeches. "You come with me and I'll let her go." I drop my weapons. "I'll come. Just let her go. Cill. Gyro. Back off. Please." Yegg points at Cill and Gyro, who edge back under the overhang. "No go with her. Rhona kill you when she get ...
Margaret Buffie, 2002
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一人暮らしの引っ越し術
For these affairs they hired Private “Yegg” Jones, a forty-year-old dog robber in the 37th Company, to play the part of butler. He had the face of a beaten-up prize fighter. “Yegg's an old booze hound,” Pete Dussen told me. But at a formal dinner  ...
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Tracks:
Freedom from her prison. Common sense caught up with him one step too late. Scores of swirling black clouds erupted from hiding places among the locomotive's wheels. A bullet whizzed by his head, sending a yegg tumbling to the concrete.
K.M. Tolan, 2014
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The Devil Drives
What it amounted to was that the girl, whose room was on a different floor, was the sweetie of the little yegg, and that tonight, being quite lit, she had climbed up to his room, neglecting, however, to wear any clothing. By luck she reached his ...
Virgil Markham, 2007
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Gobbledygook: A Dictionary That's 2/3 Accurate, 1/3 Nonsense ...
votruminous,. yegg,. jubilarian. related to man-made objects visible from space. Contrary to popular legend, the Great Wall of China is not a votruminous object. 2 . yegg (YEGG) (noun): A safecracker; a robber. O. Henry's short story about a ...
William Wilson, 2011
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The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short ...
10 A yegg, or yeggman, is a burglar or a safecracker. Although the exact origins of the term are murky, William Pinkerton, of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency (see “The Red Circle,” note 17), believed both “yegg” and “hobo” to be ...
Arthur Conan Doyle, Leslie S. Klinger, 2007
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Before the Nickelodeon: Edwin S. Porter and the Edison ...
Following European Rest Cure, Porter worked on Capture of "Yegg" Bank Burglars, another production in which the exhibitor's former editorial role remains apparent. Filmed between August 15th and September 10th, this head- liner was  ...
Charles Musser, 1991
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Diary of a Civil Servant:
"He got de phiz of a cackle yegg," he said, laughing, to the other one. I was so surprised that my ire vanished. What on earth is a "cackle yegg"? I decided to find out, and gain the thugs' confidence. In police argot, "phiz" is appearance, manner , ...
Cyro dos Anjos, 1988
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The Spirit of Labor
The next morning he was discharged by the magistrate, and with him a yegg, who had been "rounded up" at the same time, and whom he had met in jail. This yegg did Anton the honor of liking him, and conducted him to Houston, Texas, to a ...
Hutchins Hapgood, James R. Barrett, 1907

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «YEGG»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term yegg is used in the context of the following news items.
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Youth empowerment
... youth empowerment initiatives undertaken by the local Board of Industrial Training, the Youth Empowerment Group Guyana (YEGG) and the June 2003 Youth ... «Stabroek News, Jul 15»
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Batman: The Television Series -- The Second Season, Part One
... Screaming Chicken" character in Ross' An Egg Grows in Gotham/The Yegg Foes in Gotham, and dismiss it as racist, ignoring the fact that the script's innocent, ... «DVD Talk, Feb 15»
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DVD Review: Batman: The Television Series (The Second Season …
Vincent Price pulls on the baldcap to play Egghead in “An Egg Grows in Gotham/The Yegg Foes in Gotham.” Egghead takes over Gotham City when he finds a ... «Inside Pulse, Feb 15»
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6 villains even dumber than 'Gotham”s Balloonman
The egg fight in Episode 48, “The Yegg Foes in Gotham” is a highlight of the series, and is often cited by the performers as one of their favorite moments to film. «New York Post, Oct 14»
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DuckDuckGoAway: China blocks privacy-oriented search engine
Gabriel Weinberg @yegg @SirSteven @duckduckgo @jasonqng we did get blocked as far as we know. But as for "when", the block apparently started a few ... «Naked Security, Sep 14»
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Noten vom Azubi für den Meister
... (Rebstock Durbach), Dominic Müller (Ritter Durbach), Stefan Hund (Pflugwirts Gasthaus Oberkirch) und Andreas Grau (Hotel Palmengarten). Foto: rob/yegg ... «Badische Zeitung, Sep 14»
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Holy Vincent Price! The 'Batman '66' Egghead Action Figure
Though Egghead appeared in just four Batman episodes across its second and third seasons (“An Egg Grows In Gotham/The Yegg Foes In Gotham,” “The Ogg ... «ComicsAlliance, Feb 14»
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This Day In History: November 14, 1947
"Yegg Convicted as Habitual Criminal," read a headline in The Vancouver Sun. "First in Canada." A yegg is old-time slang for a burglar or safecracker. Munavish ... «Vancouver Sun, Nov 13»
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A towering mural for the masses in Auburn
Water tanks are great things, but let's face it, as eye candy, mnehh! pfft! and sometimes even yegg! For the last 15 years, brothers and artists Rolf and Peter ... «Auburn Reporter, Oct 12»
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10 episodes that find the '60s Batman at its campy best
“An Egg Grows In Gotham”/“The Yegg Foes In Gotham” (season two, episodes 13 and 14): The second season of Batman ballooned from 34 episodes to 60, and ... «A.V. Club, Sep 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Yegg [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/yegg>. Oct 2019 ».
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