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[pik-pok-it] /ˈpɪkˌpɒk ɪt/

a person who steals money, wallets, etc., from the of people, as in crowded public places.
verb (used with object)
to steal (a wallet, money, etc.) in the manner of a pickpocket.
to steal from (a person) in the manner of a pickpocket.
a person who steals from the pockets or handbags of others in public places

also pick-pocket, 1590s, from pick (v.) + pocket (n.). Earlier was pick-purse (late 14c.). As a verb from 1670s.


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