kleptomania

noun klep·to·ma·nia \ ˌklep-tə-ˈmā-nē-ə , -nyə \

Definition of kleptomania

: a persistent neurotic impulse to steal especially without economic motive

Origin and Etymology of kleptomania

New Latin


KLEPTOMANIA Defined for English Language Learners

kleptomania

noun

Definition of kleptomania for English Language Learners

  • : a mental illness in which you have a strong desire to steal things


Medical Dictionary

kleptomania

noun klep·to·ma·nia \ ˌklep-tə-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə \

medical Definition of kleptomania

: a persistent neurotic impulse to steal especially without economic motive


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