klepto

noun klep·to \ ˈklep-(ˌ)tō \
Updated on: 6 Jan 2018

Definition of klepto

plural kleptos

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First Known Use of klepto

1953


klepto-

combining form

Definition of klepto-

: stealing : theft
  • kleptomania

Origin and Etymology of klepto-

Greek, from kleptein to steal; akin to Goth hlifan to steal, Latin clepere


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