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synonyms for pickpocket

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

The menacing thugs, petty criminals, and pickpockets sized up the intruder in their midst.
NEW YORK’S FIRST CRIME BOSS: CAPTAIN ISAIAH RYNDERSMARK LAWRENCE SCHRADSEPTEMBER 10, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Be mindful when you’re gawking at your surroundings — pickpockets abound!
FIVE SENSATIONAL VACATION DESTINATIONS FROM THE VIRTUAL WORLDS OF VIDEO GAMESSHELLY TAN, ELISE FAVIS, GENE PARK, ARMAND EMAMDJOMEHFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Why not have kept him here among the rest, and made a sneaking, snivelling pickpocket of him at once?
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
The pickpocket finds it easy to unsnap a handbag and remove some of the contents, especially in crowded places.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
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.
GALLEGHER AND OTHER STORIESRICHARD HARDING DAVIS
"Crowd chasing a pickpocket, I imagine," said Trencher indifferently.
FROM PLACE TO PLACEIRVIN S. COBB
"Say, boss, they've caught the pickpocket—if that's what he was," he cried out excitedly.
FROM PLACE TO PLACEIRVIN S. COBB
Why did I think a commonplace pickpocket at the Bon Marché was a notorious criminal, wanted by two countries?
THROUGH THE WALLCLEVELAND MOFFETT
On his return to London he formed a connexion with one Lowe, and became a most daring pickpocket.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
Did I want to shoot you down like a common ordinary pickpocket after taking you three times around the world?
MURDER IN ANY DEGREEOWEN JOHNSON
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