cat burglar

noun

Definition of cat burglar

: a burglar who is adept at entering and leaving the burglarized place without attracting notice

Examples of cat burglar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wendy is going full-on cat burglar, snatching the spare key to their old Chicago home and making a mess. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "Ozark Season 3 Binge Club Recap: Episodes 1-10," 30 Mar. 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E, Bronco and F-150 If Ford CEO Jim Hackett is sleeping soundly these days, the man either has sublime faith in his team or the guts of a cat burglar. Dallas News, "What are the most interesting vehicles coming in 2020?," 11 Jan. 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E, Bronco and F-150 If Ford CEO Jim Hackett is sleeping soundly these days, the man either has sublime faith in his team or the guts of a cat burglar. Dallas News, "What are the most interesting vehicles coming in 2020?," 11 Jan. 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E, Bronco and F-150 If Ford CEO Jim Hackett is sleeping soundly these days, the man either has sublime faith in his team or the guts of a cat burglar. Dallas News, "What are the most interesting vehicles coming in 2020?," 11 Jan. 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E, Bronco and F-150 If Ford CEO Jim Hackett is sleeping soundly these days, the man either has sublime faith in his team or the guts of a cat burglar. Dallas News, "What are the most interesting vehicles coming in 2020?," 11 Jan. 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E, Bronco and F-150 If Ford CEO Jim Hackett is sleeping soundly these days, the man either has sublime faith in his team or the guts of a cat burglar. Dallas News, "What are the most interesting vehicles coming in 2020?," 11 Jan. 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E, Bronco and F-150 If Ford CEO Jim Hackett is sleeping soundly these days, the man either has sublime faith in his team or the guts of a cat burglar. Dallas News, "What are the most interesting vehicles coming in 2020?," 11 Jan. 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E, Bronco and F-150 If Ford CEO Jim Hackett is sleeping soundly these days, the man either has sublime faith in his team or the guts of a cat burglar. Dallas News, "What are the most interesting vehicles coming in 2020?," 11 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of cat burglar

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Cat burglar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cat%20burglar. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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cat burglar

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cat burglar

: a thief who enters buildings by climbing up a wall and going in through a window without being seen

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