Street Fundraisers that have been stereo-typed by a MINORITY of aggressive 'charity muggers' - these are usually commission paid to stop and ask members of the public to support charities.
Some do it on an hourly rate (ie. non-pressured)
Chugging, with the exception of Legacies, has become the most effective way for charities in the UK to raise funds and a high percentage of Chuggers do the job with a high sense of ethics and contributing to the good in the World.
I met a Chugger outside the Tube
station and they got me to sign up to that charity on TV - I kept meaning to make the call from the Ad
; glad to have done it at last.
Paid "charity" street worker (read: student) who has been trained to believe that they are carrying out a worthy task, improving peoples' lives by conning Joe Public out of their money for this week's Good Cause. Usually an agency worker where the agency takes a hefty cut of the hourly rate that the charity in question has paid for, whilst at the same time increasing profits by selling on details of those foolish enough to actually stop and sign up to said Good Cause.
If you really want to support a charity, do it through their website, not a chugger.
Licensed charity muggers with coloured tabards and clipboards laying in wait on every high street in the land to pounce on you and relieve you of your dosh by pressing all your guilt buttons and making you sign up to their cause.
Word first appeared in print in London newspaper METRO on 26 June 2002 in its creator Keith Barker-Main's SAY WHAT (New Words Around Town) column.
I was accosted in the street by no less than eight chuggers yesterday
Charity muggers. People employed by charity organisations to solicit passerbys for donations. Especially relevant to the more aggressive collectors.
I could barely get passed the chuggers at the mall.
Those charity collectors that stand on street corners pratically mugging you to give donations, hence Chuggers instead of Muggers
That fluffy fucking bear holding the tin cup just chugged me for a ten dollar donation, fucking chuggers!
The person standing on the street corner with a sign or a damn annoying bell, and a sad story to tell. These people are unavoidable blocking paths and doorways or walking up to the open window of your car on a hot summer day. They make you feel like a bad person because there are starving children, shitty schools, shitty parents, and all these horrible things in the world. And you just ate a cheeseburger and bought your fourth cell phone this year.
"Don't go through the circle today. Those fucking chuggers are there......again"
British Slang: Those often irritating 'charity' representatives who approach you on the streets, encouraging you to provide credit card details for making monthly donations towards certain charities.
The 'chuggers' are trying to get you to quickly swallow the whole line they're pitching - hence 'Chugger.' Typically, the chuggers receive half of everything you agree to give and the company takes another 40 percent, leaving only ten percent for the real charity.
I've just been approached by more chuggers on the street corner. Today they're chugging for Save The Children!
Charity muggers. The aggressive people who hang out on city street footpaths demanding money for charities and won't take no for an answer.
I was walking down the main street minding my own business when I was accosted by a pair of aggressive charity collectors. Just about had to run away to get away from the chuggers.