Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

pickpocket

play
noun pick·pock·et \ˈpik-ˌpä-kət\

Simple Definition of pickpocket

  • : a thief who steals money and other things from people's pockets and purses

Full Definition of pickpocket

  1. :  a thief who picks pockets

1591

First Known Use of pickpocket

1591


PICKPOCKET Defined for Kids

pickpocket

play
noun pick·pock·et \ˈpik-ˌpä-kət\

Definition of pickpocket

  1. :  a thief who steals from pockets and purses





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pickpocket? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds 2.2 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ