Robber - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrɑːbər|  American pronunciation of the word robber
Brit.  |ˈrɒbə|  British pronunciation of the word robber


- a thief who steals from someone by threatening violence


Someone tried to rob me.

The cashier was robbed at gunpoint.

Armed robbers broke into the shop and demanded money from the till.

The robber leveled a gun at his head.

The witness wasn't able to describe the robber.

...a palace railroad car that was built for a 19th-century robber baron...

It is ironic that the robber's car crashed into a police station.

...a robber lying unseen in the murk...

...your witting assistance in helping the robber escape makes you an accessory after the fact...

The robber hit him on the head with an iron bar, and he went out.

The robber had run off when he was spotted breaking into a house.

The robbery took a deadly new twist as the robber pulled out a gun.

The robber vaulted over the counter and took $200 in cash.

Word forms

singular: robber
plural: robbers
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