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 Two cameras—one pointing up from the rover, and one pointing down from inside of the sky crane—show the moment that Perseverance drops out of the crane like a cat burglar. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Feb. 2021 With the apparent agility of a cat burglar, the raccoons are thought to have stealthily gained access to the bank via its roof. James Rogers, Fox News, 21 Oct. 2020 Like a master cat burglar, Villa broke through Liverpool's high defensive line with ease. Aimee Lewis, CNN, 5 Oct. 2020 Batman tussles with cat burglar Selina Kyle (Zoe Kravitz) and also takes on a gang of goons ready to throw down. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 23 Aug. 2020 Wendy is going full-on cat burglar, snatching the spare key to their old Chicago home and making a mess. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, 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, 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, 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, 11 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of cat burglar

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cat burglar was in 1907

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“Cat burglar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cat%20burglar. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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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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