pickpocket definition

  • noun:
    • one that steals from pockets.
    • a person who steals through the pocket of a passerby, often by sleight-of-hand.
    • a person who steals purses or other articles from pockets.
    • One who picks pockets; a person who steals, or tends to make a practice of taking, through the pockets of other individuals.
    • A plant, mainly the shepherd's-purse: so named from the impoverishing the earth. Additionally pickpurse.
    • a thief just who steals from pockets or purses of other people in public areas
  • verb:
    • To pick pockets; to take.

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