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pickpocket

noun

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a personwho steals money and other things from people's pockets and purses

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The first known use of pickpocket was in 1591

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“Pickpocket.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pickpocket. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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