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 To Catch a Thief Official Trailer - Cary Grant Movie (1955) Watch on Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief stars Cary Grant as John, a former cat burglar who has since retired to the French Riviera. Amy MacKelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 Apr. 2023 Over the course of headlining two movies and multiple appearances in other Marvel flicks, Rudd has evolved Scott from awkward cat burglar to bona fide superhero. Devan Coggan,, 14 Feb. 2023 My future as a cat burglar is ruined. Dennard Dayle, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 At the time, he was called the Miami cat burglar. Curt Anderson, Star Tribune, 15 Sep. 2020 Separately, inside the besieged city, the orphaned seamstress Anna has developed herself a side hustle as a cat burglar to raise money for her sick sister, Maria. New York Times, 24 Sep. 2021 The 1994 film is about a cat burglar and a dysfunctional family, according to IMDB. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 22 Dec. 2022 Djinn — a literal magical being, an actual giant — arrives with the silence of a cat burglar, for example. K. Austin Collins, Rolling Stone, 26 Aug. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cat burglar was in 1907

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“Cat burglar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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