Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like a thief; hence, stealthily; secretly.

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

  • obsolete Like a thief; thievish; thievishly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete Like a thief; thievish.
  • adverb obsolete Like a thief; thievishly.

Etymologies

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thief +‎ -ly

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