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Etymology 1[edit]

Blend of charity +‎ mugger.[1]


chugger (plural chuggers)

  1. (informal, derogatory) A street fundraiser, especially a private contractor, working on behalf of a charity, who is aggressive or invasive.
    • 2003 March 9, Anushka Asthana, “Your money—or their life”, in The Observer[2]:
      Seen by many as the scourge of shoppers, chuggers can be uncompromising in their pursuit of a slice of strangers' disposable income, yet provide a rich source of funds for charities.

Etymology 2[edit]

chug +‎ -er


chugger (plural chuggers)

  1. One who chugs a drink, especially an alcoholic drink.
  2. (fishing) A type of fish lure or fly that makes a popping or chugging sound when twitched.
  3. A vehicle, train or boat with an engine that makes a chugging noise when running.


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  1. ^ Olga Kornienko, Grinin L, Ilyin I, Herrmann P, Korotayev A (2016), “Social and Economic Background of Blending”, in Globalistics and Globalization Studies: Global Transformations and Global Future[1], Uchitel Publishing House, →ISBN, pages 220–225