light–fingered

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

Definition of light–fingered

  1. 1 :  showing adroitness in stealing or a tendency to steal especially by picking pockets or shoplifting

  2. 2 :  having a light and dexterous touch

light–fingeredness

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1547

First Known Use of light–fingered

1547


LIGHT–FINGERED Defined for English Language Learners

light–fingered

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

Definition of light–fingered for English Language Learners

  • : skillful at stealing things


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skillful, artistic, or intricate

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