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heist

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Synonyms for heist

  • break-in
  • caper
  • holdup
  • larceny
  • theft
  • crime
  • pilferage
  • rip-off
  • stickup
  • sting
  • breaking and entering
  • five-finger discount
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WORD ORIGIN

1927 (in heister "shoplifter, thief"), American English slang, probably a dialectal alteration of hoist "lift," in sense of "shoplift," also in older British slang "to lift another on one's shoulders to help him break in." As a noun, from 1936.

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nounstealing from residence, business
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