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noun as in pickpocket


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Feb. 10th, at two after none I toke a cutpurse taking my purse out of my pocket in the Temple.

Here and there, a cutpurse slunk through the crowd, seeking his own type of bargain—an unwary victim.

A Cutpurse is of the surest trade; for his work is no sooner done, but he hath his money in his hand.

The light-fingered art must have degenerated in Toledo since the day of that clever cutpurse of the "Exemplary Tales."

Moll Cutpurse, whose intelligence and audacity were never bettered, was among the bravest of the Elizabethans.

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On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cutpurse, such as: thief, dipper, finger, bag snatcher, pocket picker, and purse snatcher.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.