light-fingered

adjective light-fin·gered \ ˈlīt-ˌfiŋ-gərd \

Definition of light-fingered

1 : showing adroitness in stealing or a tendency to steal especially by picking pockets or shoplifting
2 : having a light and dexterous touch

light-fingeredness

noun

First Known Use of light-fingered

1547

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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LIGHT-FINGERED Defined for English Language Learners

light-fingered

Definition of light-fingered for English Language Learners

  • : skillful at stealing things


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