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Definitions for pickpocket
ˈpɪkˌpɒk ɪtpick·pock·et

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pickpocket, cutpurse, dipnoun

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


  1. pickpocketnoun

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

  2. pickpocketverb

    To pick pockets; to steal.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pickpocket, Pickpursenoun

    A thief who steals, by putting his hand privately into the pocket or purse.

    Etymology: pick and pocket.

    I think he is not a pickpurse nor a horsestealer. William Shakespeare.

    It is reasonable, when Esquire South is losing his money to sharpers and pickpockets, I should lay out the fruits of my honest industry in a law suit. John Arbuthnot, Hist. of J. Bull.

    Pickpockets and highwaymen observe strict justice among themselves. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    His fellow pickpurse, watching for a job,
    Fancies his fingers in the cully’s fob. Jonathan Swift.

    A pickpurse at the bar or bench. Jonathan Swift.

    If a court or country’s made a job,
    Go drench a pickpocket, and join the mob. Alexander Pope.


  1. pickpocket

    Pickpocketing is a form of larceny that involves the stealing of money or other valuables from the person or a victim's pocket without them noticing the theft at the time. It may involve considerable dexterity and a knack for misdirection. A thief who works in this manner is known as a pickpocket.


  1. pickpocket

    A pickpocket is a person who steals money, wallets, or other valuables from someone's pocket or bag, usually in a public place and without the owner noticing it. It is considered a type of petty theft and is often associated with crowded places where distraction is easy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pickpocketnoun

    one who steals purses or other articles from pockets


  1. Pickpocket

    Pickpocket is a 1959 French film directed by Robert Bresson. It stars the young Uruguayan Martin LaSalle, who was a nonprofessional actor at the time, in the title role, with Marika Green as the ingénue. It was the first film for which Bresson wrote an original screenplay rather than "adapting it from an existing text."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pickpocket in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pickpocket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of pickpocket in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Sobran:

    The difference between a politician and a pickpocket is that the pickpocket doesn't get indignant when you tell him to keep his hands to himself.

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