Definition of robber noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrɒbə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɑːbər//
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a person who steals from a person or place, especially using violence or threats a bank robber See related entries: Criminals Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old French robere, from the verb rober, of Germanic origin.Extra examples Police are hunting a masked robber who snatched £15 000 from a post office. Police are searching for the robbers. Robbers escaped with $30 000. Robbers escaped with £30 000 of payroll money. Robbers held up a bank at gunpoint. The would-be robber fled empty-handed. The prison sentence ended his career as a bank robber. an armed robber
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