pickpocket

noun pick·pock·et \ ˈpik-ˌpä-kət \
Updated on: 5 Jan 2018

Definition of pickpocket

: a thief who picks pockets

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First Known Use of pickpocket

1591


PICKPOCKET Defined for English Language Learners

pickpocket

noun

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

pickpocket

noun pick·pock·et \ ˈpik-ˌpä-kət \

Definition of pickpocket for Students

: a thief who steals from pockets and purses

Law Dictionary

pickpocket

noun pick·pock·et

legal Definition of pickpocket

: a thief who surreptitiously steals money or valuables from the pockets or person of an individual


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