Chugger

Alxmrphi

Senior Member
UK English
Term: (A word or expression you have seen in writing)
Chugger

Your definition or explanation:
Blend of "charity" and "mugger", the people on the street who stop you and ask you to give them your bank details to sign up to them, i.e. these people.


Example: (An example of the term in use)
"Sorry I was late, one of those chuggers stopped me outside and I couldn't get away for 10 mins".

One or more places you have seen the term: (Please give URLs/links to web pages, or a full description of a print publication.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_fundraising
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2090680.stm
http://www.fundraising.co.uk/blog/2010/02/09/part-2-039fk-you-chugger-ct039
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7966571/Chugger-premiums-can-swallow-donations.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2005/nov/22/voluntarysector.ethicalmoney
http://community.thirdsector.co.uk/...r-i-asked-one-and-here-s-what-he-told-me.aspx
http://www.macmillandictionaries.com/wordoftheweek/archive/031212-chugger.htm
http://www.chugger.tv/
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/chugger
http://velvetpr.biz/blog/2011/02/23/chugger-central/
http://www.darlosworld.co.uk/2010/07/29/how-to-avoid-the-chuggers-charity-muggers/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/l...date/2010/10/101005_kyeutd_chugger_page.shtml (BBC Learn English, "Keep your English up to date", with explanation of its origin/history)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2005/nov/22/voluntarysector.ethicalmoney

etc etc... I think that's enough


Have you looked for this term or meaning in dictionaries, and not found it? Yes :tick: It's not in many, so I think it's a good candidate to be added here.
 
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