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noun as in petty thief

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This strap makes it harder for pickpockets to slash the strap in their attempt to steal it.

The menacing thugs, petty criminals, and pickpockets sized up the intruder in their midst.

Be mindful when you’re gawking at your surroundings — pickpockets abound!

Stolen features a pickpocket with a cleavage to kill for who gets caught and has to return a wallet.

The Thief tells the story of an anonymous pickpocket who steals as much for the thrill of the hunt as he does for the money.

Why not have kept him here among the rest, and made a sneaking, snivelling pickpocket of him at once?

The pickpocket finds it easy to unsnap a handbag and remove some of the contents, especially in crowded places.

He was out of it in an instant with the agility of a pickpocket, was across the room and at Hade's throat like a dog.

"Crowd chasing a pickpocket, I imagine," said Trencher indifferently.

"Say, boss, they've caught the pickpocket—if that's what he was," he cried out excitedly.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pickpocket, such as: thief, cutpurse, dipper, finger, bag snatcher, and pocket picker.

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