kleptomaniac
noun Date: 1861 a person evidencing kleptomania

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  • Kleptomaniac — Klep to*ma ni*ac, n. A person affected with kleptomania. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kleptomaniac — (n.) 1861; see KLEPTOMANIA (Cf. kleptomania) …   Etymology dictionary

  • kleptomaniac — UK [ˌkleptəʊˈmeɪnɪæk] / US [ˌkleptəˈmeɪnɪæk] noun [countable] Word forms kleptomaniac : singular kleptomaniac plural kleptomaniacs someone who has a mental illness that makes them want to steal things …   English dictionary

  • kleptomaniac — /klep teuh may nee ak /, n. Psychol. 1. a person who has kleptomania. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of kleptomania or a kleptomaniac. Also, cleptomaniac. [1860 65; KLEPTOMANI(A) + AC] * * * …   Universalium

  • kleptomaniac — [[t]kle̱ptəme͟ɪniæk[/t]] kleptomaniacs N COUNT A kleptomaniac is a person who cannot control their desire to steal things, usually because of a medical condition …   English dictionary

  • kleptomaniac — kleptomania ► NOUN ▪ a recurrent urge to steal. DERIVATIVES kleptomaniac noun & adjective. ORIGIN from Greek klept s thief …   English terms dictionary

  • kleptomaniac — noun /ˌklɛptəˈmeɪniæk/ One who steals compulsively. See Also: klepto, kleptomania, kleptomaniacal, maniac, maniac …   Wiktionary

  • kleptomaniac — A person exhibiting kleptomania. * * * klep·to·ma·ni·ac nē .ak n an individual exhibiting kleptomania * * * klep·to·ma·ni·ac (klep″to maґne ak) an individual exhibiting kleptomania …   Medical dictionary

  • kleptomaniac — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. thief, pilferer, compulsive stealer; see neurotic , robber …   English dictionary for students

  • kleptomaniac — klep|to|ma|ni|ac [ˌkleptəˈmeıniæk] n also klep|to [ˈkleptəu US tou] informal someone suffering from kleptomania …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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