sneak thief


Definition of sneak thief

: a thief who steals whatever is readily available without using violence or forcibly breaking into buildings

First Known Use of sneak thief

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sneak thief was circa 1859

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“Sneak thief.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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