Klepto



[klep-toh] /ˈklɛp toʊ/ Slang.

noun, plural kleptos, adjective
1.
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1914 (adj.); 1919 (n.); shortened form of kleptomaniac.

noun

A kleptomaniac: ”Bloody klepto,” says Siddhartha

[1940s+; fr a Greek combining word klepto-, ”thief”]

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