larcenist

noun

lar·​ce·​nist ˈlär-snist How to pronounce larcenist (audio)
ˈlär-sə-nist
: a person who commits larceny

Example Sentences

when the serial larcenist Willie Sutton was asked why he continued to rob banks, he supposedly replied, “because that's where the money is”

Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of larcenist was in 1803

Dictionary Entries Near larcenist

Cite this Entry

“Larcenist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/larcenist. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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