Definitions for kleptomaniac-niˌæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

klep•to•ma•ni•aˌklɛp təˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə(n.)

  1. a compulsion to steal having no relation to need or the monetary value of the object.

    Category: Psychiatry

Origin of kleptomania:

1820–30; < Gk klépt(ēs) thief, or klépt(ein) to steal +-o-+ -mania

klep`to•ma′ni•ac`-niˌæk(n.; adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kleptomaniac(noun)

    someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive


  1. kleptomaniac(Noun)

    One who steals compulsively.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kleptomaniac(noun)

    a person affected with kleptomania


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