American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who steals from pockets.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who picks pockets; one who steals, or makes a practice of stealing, from the pockets of others.
- n. A plant, chiefly the shepherd's-purse: so called from its impoverishing the soil. Also pickpurse.
- n. One who steals from the pocket of a passerby, usually by sleight of hand.
- v. To pick pockets; to steal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who steals purses or other articles from pockets.
- n. a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
- From pick + pocket. (Wiktionary)
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“A pickpocket is extra-legal, but it in no way follows that he needs to be faced with extra-legal force.”
“Thanks for the laugh; oh and yea Pat the pickpocket is my cousin and she says hi Jack!”
“The qualifications for a pickpocket are a light tread, a delicate sense of touch, combined with firm nerves.”
“He that steals little is called a pickpocket, but he that steals much is called a pillar of the church.”
“A notorious pickpocket could not even be arrested, much less convicted by a civil court, simply on the ground of being commonly known as a pickpocket; while such evidence would convict and expel him from any ordinary society.”
“A notorious pickpocket could not even be arrested, much less convicted, by a civil court, simply on the ground of being commonly known as a pickpocket; while such evidence would convict and expel him from any ordinary society.”
“Cameron and colleagues then compared the genes of the two fly groups and identified a gene called pickpocket 28”
“The girl felt some one feeling, as she supposed, for her pocket-book, and she started to run, yelling, "pickpocket," and left the burning polonaise in Mr. Field's hands.”
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