Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who purloins goods from a shop; particularly, one who under pretense of buying takes occasion to steal.

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

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who shoplifts, one who steals from shops.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a thief who steals goods that are in a store

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Examples

  • 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.

    Boing Boing: June 29, 2003 - July 5, 2003 Archives

  • Being able to deal with a shoplifter is the starting point for any police officer because it contains some simple elements of police work:

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • 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 Policeman's Blog

  • 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 Policeman's Blog

  • 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 Policeman's Blog

  • 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 Policeman's Blog

  • 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 Policeman's Blog

  • 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 Policeman's Blog

  • 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 Policeman's Blog

  • 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 Policeman's Blog

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