Synonyms for thief
- cat burglar
- highway robber
- holdup artist
- porch climber
- stickup artist
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THIEF
Their shame was hers: the son of her mother, the son of her father was a thief!
"The less reason, then, for her being a thief," Gilder grumbled in his heaviest voice.
Mortimer was either a thief or a hero; there could be no question about that.
Against all evidence she was holding this man honest, believing her brother the thief.
You're the thief—Levi West—you come here and stole my daddy from me ye did.
The till was not to be thought of it was the first spot a thief would make for.
A thief was dying on the cross, and this was his wretched face.
One day, the last time I was with him, I read the narrative of the thief on the cross.
Had he not himself, perhaps, been judged and treated as a thief?
Had some thief stolen them and hidden here, only to be caught by the volcano?
Old English þeof, from Proto-Germanic *theubaz (cf. Old Frisian thiaf, Old Saxon thiof, Middle Dutch dief, Old High German diob, German dieb, Old Norse þiofr, Gothic þiufs), probably from PIE *teup- (cf. Lithuanian tupeti "to crouch down").