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synonyms for cutpurse

  • thief
  • dipper
  • finger
  • bag snatcher
  • pocket picker
  • purse snatcher
  • sneak thief
  • wallet lifter
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How to use cutpurse in a sentence

Feb. 10th, at two after none I toke a cutpurse taking my purse out of my pocket in the Temple.
THE PRIVATE DIARY OF DR. JOHN DEEJOHN DEE
Here and there, a cutpurse slunk through the crowd, seeking his own type of bargain—an unwary victim.
MILLENNIUMEVERETT B. COLE
A Cutpurse is of the surest trade; for his work is no sooner done, but he hath his money in his hand.
THE WORKS OF JOHN MARSTONJOHN MARSTON
The light-fingered art must have degenerated in Toledo since the day of that clever cutpurse of the "Exemplary Tales."
SPANISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYSKATHARINE LEE BATES
Moll Cutpurse, whose intelligence and audacity were never bettered, was among the bravest of the Elizabethans.
A BOOK OF SCOUNDRELSCHARLES WHIBLEY
Yet none knew her until she reached Bishopsgate, where an orange-wench set up the cry, 'Moll Cutpurse on horseback!'
A BOOK OF SCOUNDRELSCHARLES WHIBLEY
I believe her to have been as much a real wonton as Moll Cutpurse was a century later.
NOTES & QUERIES, NO. 41, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1850VARIOUS
Amusing article in Macmillan for this month on "Moll Cutpurse."
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 109, OCTOBER 12, 1895VARIOUS
He tickles his ears with a straw, and while he is pleased with scratching it, picks his pocket, as the cutpurse served Bartl.
CHARACTER WRITINGS OF THE 17TH CENTURYVARIOUS
Januka, my fingers are itching (indicating the fisherman) to kill this cutpurse.
TRANSLATIONS OF SHAKUNTALA AND OTHER WORKSKALIDASA
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CUTPURSE

  • bag snatcher
  • cutpurse
  • dipper
  • finger
  • pocket picker
  • purse snatcher
  • sneak thief
  • thief
  • wallet lifter
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.