Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who purloins; a thief.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who purloins.

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  • noun One who purloins.

Etymologies

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purloin +‎ -er

Examples

  • And right now she has a lot to say about the reign of a literate but power-drunk purloiner of antiquities, persecutor of open minds and blogs, who required the credulity of the West to be taken seriously even for a moment.

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: Egypt: Year Zero

  • And right now she has a lot to say about the reign of a literate but power-drunk purloiner of antiquities, persecutor of open minds and blogs, who required the credulity of the West to be taken seriously even for a moment.

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: Egypt: Year Zero

  • And right now she has a lot to say about the reign of a literate but power-drunk purloiner of antiquities, persecutor of open minds and blogs, who required the credulity of the West to be taken seriously even for a moment.

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: Egypt: Year Zero

  • As I ran at full speed, with my nose up in the atmosphere, and intent only upon the purloiner of my property, I suddenly perceived that my feet rested no longer upon terre firma; the fact is, I had thrown myself over a precipice, and should inevitably have been dashed to pieces, but for my good fortune in grasping the end of a long guide-rope, which descended from a passing balloon.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • If he is to be a purloiner, he is going to be the best of sharks.

    Greed, religious intolerance, misunderstood enemies: How Rome Fell

  • As I ran at full speed, with my nose up in the atmosphere, and intent only upon the purloiner of my property, I suddenly perceived that my feet rested no longer upon terra-firma; the fact is, I had thrown myself over a precipice, and should inevitably have been dashed to pieces but for my good fortune in grasping the end of a long guide-rope which depended from a passing balloon.

    Information, Culture, Policy, Education: Something was happening, in between, up there

  • Perhaps this dim-bulb mayor, and the MSM in fawning over Klepto Deb, are confusing pragmatist with pilferer or purloiner or maybe larcenist.

    Sound Politics: What does "pragmatist" mean?

  • The purloiner of my own book called himself Stormysky, and carefully hid his tracks.

    The Day I Got Napsterized

  • The enlightened reader, seeing this patch of cloth of gold upon a blanket, soon detects the bungling purloiner.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • He is a perpetual plunderer -- a petty purloiner -- a pinching petitioner _in forma pauperis_ -- a contraband dealer in snuff.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, December 11, 1841

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