cat burglar


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 But their story as the Dark Knight and the most famous cat burglar of all time didn't begin until their chemistry test on a Warner Bros. soundstage in Burbank in October 2019. Chancellor Agard,, 16 Feb. 2022 In the comics, she’s generally been portrayed as a master cat burglar and skilled fighter whose arsenal includes a whip and clawed gloves. Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2022 The idea here is that some of Gotham’s top-ranking officials — plus cat burglar-cum-cocktail waitress Selina Kyle (Kravitz) — are somehow mixed up with Falcone, and the Riddler has taken it upon himself to purge the system of such elements. Peter Debruge, Variety, 28 Feb. 2022 One is a masked vigilante brutalizing the criminal underworld of Gotham City, while the other is a seductive cat burglar with lots of felines. Nick Romano,, 27 Dec. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of cat burglar

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Cat burglar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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