from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who shoplifts, one who steals from shops.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who steals anything in a shop, or takes goods privately from a shop; one who, under pretense of buying goods, takes occasion to steal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who purloins goods from a shop; particularly, one who under pretense of buying takes occasion to steal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thief who steals goods that are in a store
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A "digital shoplifter" is a woman who sees an interesting hairstyle or garment in a fashion mag and snaps a photo of it with her camphone, then emails it to her pals to see what they think of it.
Being able to deal with a shoplifter is the starting point for any police officer because it contains some simple elements of police work:
The security officer was not injured and told police she did not know the shoplifter was a man until the wig fell off.
The word "shoplifter" translates to the numbers 0-9.
If you are looking at tags, and see the price, and under it is a string of letters, they may use the "shoplifter" code.
Cops who arrived on the scene were shocked to find that the shoplifter was a fellow police officer and an assistant inspector of the Shizuoka Prefectural Police’s juvenile division.
The shoplifter is a white man, 5'10 "and weighing about 160 pounds.
* note* "shoplifter" used to be the industry standard, but at least one shop I did work at uses another 10-letter word.
Could you really be a Googler if the company eyed you like a shoplifter and rummaged through your bag as you left?
After hearing about the background of their shoplifter, the department store manager shuddered and declined to prosecute.