klepto-
combining form Etymology: Greek, from kleptein to steal; akin to Gothic hlifan to steal, Latin clepere stealing ; theft <
kleptomania
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • klepto — [“klepto] n. a kleptomaniac; one who steals small things obsessively. □ The cops thought Gert was a klepto until she showed them her receipts. □ The jury awarded Gert five grand for being falsely arrested as a klepto …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • klepto — 1914 (adj.); 1919 (n.); shortened form of KLEPTOMANIC (Cf. kleptomanic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • klepto- — DEFINICIJA kao prvi dio riječi označava ono što se odnosi na krađu i kradljivca [kleptoman] ETIMOLOGIJA grč. kléptein: krasti …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Klepto — Infobox Film name = Klepto image size = caption = Klepto DVD cover director = Thomas Trail producer = writer = Thomas Trail Ethan Gross narrator = starring = Meredith Bishop Jsu Garcia music = cinematography = editing = distributor = Magnolia… …   Wikipedia

  • klepto- — combining form see klept * * * klepto , comb. form (ˈklɛptəʊ) [a. Gr. κλεπτο , combining form of κλέπτης thief, κλέπτειν to steal: see o1.] Forming words in which it has the sense ‘theft, thieving’, as kleptocracy, kleptomania …   Useful english dictionary

  • klepto — noun (plural kleptos) Date: 1953 kleptomaniac …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Klepto — Griechische Wortstämme sind im Deutschen überwiegend in Fachausdrücken zu finden, die entweder direkt dem Griechischen entstammen oder Neubildungen sind. Von einer begrenzten Anzahl dieser Wortstämme wurden und werden zahlreiche wissenschaftliche …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • klepto — /klep toh/, n., pl. kleptos, adj. Slang. kleptomaniac. [1955 60; by shortening] * * * …   Universalium

  • klepto — noun a kleptomaniac …   Wiktionary

  • klepto- — prefix denoting stealing …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”