burglarnoun [ C ]uk /ˈbɜː.ɡlər/ us /ˈbɝː.ɡlɚ/
- It was brave of you to chase after the burglar.
- No household security devices will protect you against the determined burglar.
- The burglar had left his fingerprints all over the window.
- The burglars disabled the alarm and used a glass cutter to break into the house.
- The burglars have been arrested but the jewellery is still missing.
Examples from literature
- A half dozen burglars or other active criminals in a town will produce the impression that a large portion of the population are law breakers.
- And the burglar, helping himself to another silver tea-pot, continued his lucrative work.
- Burglars are wicked men, and thieves and robbers.
- He was a professional burglar—but then he got on in years.
- Shortly afterward the house was entered by burglars who made a good haul, while the big dog slept.