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
by keith barker-main September 19, 2006
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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.
by Bob April 4, 2005
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Composite of 'chrity' and 'mugger'. These people will stop you in the street and talk to you as if they are your oldest and best friend. All of which is a false cover for their real intention. Working on commission, they need people to donate to the charities which they 'represent' and to do this they will guilt trip you into handing over all your details.
One effective way of giving to the charity, yet not being conned into surrendering your card details and other sensitive information is to request the address and contact details of the charities head office and offer to make a direct payment. This will annoy the chugger as it cuts them out of the equation but you will have the upper hand. Otherwise try to think of a quirky reply to their begging for which they will have no answer or look straight through them.
Chugger: Do you like children?

Me: Yes, but I couldn't eat a whole one.

Chugger: (silence and look of shock)
by Jim Birtwisle January 17, 2008
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Charity Mugger. One of those people who stands in the street with a big brightly-coloured bib and quite possibly a clipboard soliticing donations to the Feline Liberation Army or some other worthy cause.
Bloody hell, I had to pretend to be on my mobile phone for about ten minutes walking down the High Street to avoid all the chuggers!
by Ian Chode April 3, 2003
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Jeff: How's Justin?
Lukas: I don't talk to him. He's a chugger.
by amanwhodoesn'tknowanymore September 26, 2015
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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.
by GentleWhisper July 17, 2006
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Charity worker who asks uptight misers and racists to donate money to those who are in dire need of help.
I saw a chugger in Dublin being told to 'F-Off ni**ger-lover' by a pedestrian.
by SteveSmith October 20, 2006
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