Definitions for cutpurseˈkʌtˌpɜrs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Archaic. a pickpocket.
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of cutpurse:
pickpocket, cutpurse, dip(noun)
a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
A thief who steals from others' purses or pockets in public.
one who cuts purses for the sake of stealing them or their contents (an act common when men wore purses fastened by a string to their girdles); one who steals from the person; a pickpocket