[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.
[pik-proof] /ˈpɪkˌpruf/ adjective 1. (of a lock) designed so that it cannot be .
- Pick someone up
- Pick something up
verb phrase To notice; discover; learn: Did you pick that wink up?/ He picked up pitching in no time (1857+)
[pik-thangk] /ˈpɪkˌθæŋk/ noun, Archaic. 1. a person who seeks favor by flattery or gossip; sycophant.