light-fingered definition

  • adjective:
    • Having fast and nimble hands.
    • competent at or given to petty thievery.
    • provided to thievery. Fond of shoplifting.
    • Dexterous in using and conveying away; thievish; pilfering; dependent on petty thefts.
    • having nimble hands literally or figuratively; especially for taking or picking pockets
  • others:
    • Light in touch with the hands, like in playing the piano.
    • Dexterous in coming in contact with and using; thievish; dependent on petty thefts: used specifically to pickpockets.

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