second-story man

noun

: a burglar who enters a house by an upstairs window

Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of second-story man was in 1886

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“Second-story man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/second-story%20man. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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