light-fingered

adjective

light-fin·​gered ˈlīt-ˌfiŋ-gərd How to pronounce light-fingered (audio)
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

Word History

First Known Use

1546, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of light-fingered was in 1546

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“Light-fingered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/light-fingered. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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