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Pickpocket vs. Thief

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Pickpocketnoun

One who steals from the pocket of a passerby, usually by sleight of hand.

Thiefnoun

One who carries out a theft.

Pickpocketverb

To pick pockets; to steal.

Thiefnoun

One who steals another person's property, especially by stealth and without using force or violence.

Pickpocketnoun

One who steals purses or other articles from pockets.

Thiefnoun

(obsolete) A waster in the snuff of a candle.

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Pickpocketnoun

a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

Thiefnoun

One who steals; one who commits theft or larceny. See Theft.

‘There came a privy thief, men clepeth death.’; ‘Where thieves break through and steal.’;

Thiefnoun

A waster in the snuff of a candle.

‘Take heed, have open eye, for thieves do foot by night.’; ‘Some roving robber calling to his fellows.’;

Thiefnoun

a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

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