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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR YEGG

A jeweler by trade, he fell from his high estate and went on the road as a yegg.

Joe caught Boston Frank's eye and forthwith pushed himself alongside the yegg.

He duly canvassed every likely dive, every “melina,” every gambling house and yegg hang out.

And look here: don't you get the notion in your bean I'm just some little old two-by-four guy of a yegg or some poor nut of a dip.

He duly canvassed every likely dive, every "melina," every gambling house and yegg hang out.

An American yegg would have laughed at it, opened 73 it as easily as a ripe peach; but in this district it was absolute security.

There was a yegg of some kind scouting around Nora's house; and the same lad also took some observations of the place at Stanwick.

At the moment the missile flew from Peter's hand, the yegg steadied himself and fired.

WORD ORIGIN

"thief, burglar," especially "safecracker," 1903, underworld slang, of unknown origin, said to be from John Yegg, a Swedish tramp, or from German Jäger "huntsman."

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