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burglar

bur·glar

burglar

pronunciation:
buhr glr
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part of speech: noun
definition: someone who breaks into a building in order to steal something.
We called the police because we thought we heard a burglar in the house.
similar words:
criminal, robber, thief
Word Builder: burglar +
  • burglary:
    the crime of breaking into a building to steal things.
Word Parts
The word burglar contains the following part:
-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean