Definition of pickpocket
: a thief who picks pockets
Recent Examples of pickpocket from the Web
A maverick C.I.A. officer (Idris Elba) goes after a pickpocket (Richard Madden) who has unwittingly snatched a bag containing a bomb.
Pickpockets use the same tricks over and over again.
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First Known Use of pickpocket
PICKPOCKET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pickpocket for English Language Learners
: a thief who steals money and other things from people's pockets and purses
PICKPOCKET Defined for Kids
Definition of pickpocket for Students
: a thief who steals from pockets and purses
Legal Definition of pickpocket
: a thief who surreptitiously steals money or valuables from the pockets or person of an individual
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