Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of pickpocket.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Marcus Felson, a criminologist at Texas State University who has spent decades studying low-level crime, calls pickpocketing a "lost art."

    Slate Magazine

  • I seem to recall pickpocketing basically being a quicktime event -- you don't pickpocket random people, just those with information for you.

    The Tech Report: News

  • "This is legalized pickpocketing, meaning that you are trying to legitimize something and take something from people's pockets, and this is wrong," he said.

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  • Opposition parties rage at 'pickpocketing' Chancellor

    WN.com - Articles related to UK government says economic recovery in infancy

  • The crime rate in Algeria is high and includes robberies, car-jackings and petty crime such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, the latter particularly on public transport.

    Australian Government Media Releases [All Portfolios]

  • These are largely petty crimes such as pickpocketing and in real numbers less than one percent of visitors fall prey to such elements. "

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "pickpocketing" the Time's reporting for his book.

    Gawker

  • Many voters associate the presence of Gypsies in a neighborhood with petty crime such as burglaries and pickpocketing.

    Parisians Fight Plans for Gypsy Camp

  • Spain was quite excellent, though, except for the unfortunate pickpocketing incident.

    We're baack

  • This may or may not be related to the Walmart pickpocketing of my husband but we think it is all related.

    Ripped off Prevention Tactics

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  • My adjectival use: 'They caught the pickpocketing students.'

    August 23, 2011