kleptomaniac

noun
klep·to·ma·ni·ac | \ ˌklep-tə-ˈmā-nē-ˌak \

Definition of kleptomaniac 

: a person evidencing kleptomania

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The first episode of this nature mini-series focuses on animals who will steal, cheat and fight for food, including kleptomaniac crabs, thieving macaques and cannibalistic lizards. Andrew R. Chow, New York Times, "What’s on TV Wednesday: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Archer’," 25 Apr. 2018 Buzz60 Prince Harry had a showdown with a kernel kleptomaniac at the Invictus Games in Toronto Wednesday night. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "An adorable snack thief raids Prince Harry's popcorn at Invictus Games," 28 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of kleptomaniac

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kleptomaniac was in 1850

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kleptomaniac

noun
klep·to·ma·ni·ac | \ -nē-ˌak \

Medical Definition of kleptomaniac 

: an individual exhibiting kleptomania

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