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

First Known Use of kleptomania

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kleptomania

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kleptomania

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English Language Learners Definition of kleptomania

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

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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