thievish

adjective

thiev·​ish ˈthē-vish How to pronounce thievish (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a thief
2
: given to stealing
thievishly adverb
thievishness noun

Examples of thievish in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of thievish was in the 14th century

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“Thievish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thievish. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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thievish

adjective
thiev·​ish ˈthē-vish How to pronounce thievish (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or characteristic of a thief
2
: given to stealing
thievishly adverb
thievishness noun
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