second-story man

noun

Definition of second-story man

: a burglar who enters a house by an upstairs window

First Known Use of second-story man

1886, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about second-story man

Statistics for second-story man

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for second-story man

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

See more words from the same year

Comments on second-story man

What made you want to look up second-story man? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

showing great care, attention, and effort

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!