sneak thief
noun Date: circa 1859 a thief who steals whatever is readily available without using violence or forcibly breaking into buildings

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sneak thief — sneak′ thief n. a burglar who sneaks into houses through open doors, windows, etc • Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • sneak thief — ☆ sneak thief n. a person who commits thefts in a sneaking way, without the use of force or violence …   English World dictionary

  • sneak thief — noun a thief who steals without using violence • Syn: ↑pilferer, ↑snitcher • Derivationally related forms: ↑snitch (for: ↑snitcher), ↑pilfer (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sneak thief — noun a thief who steals without being noticed and without using violence …   Wiktionary

  • sneak thief — a burglar who sneaks into houses through open doors, windows, etc. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sneak-thief — pick pocket …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • sneak-thief — Australian Slang pick pocket …   English dialects glossary

  • sneak thief — snɪːk‚θɪːf housebreaker, robber, burglar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sneak — sneak1 [sni:k] v past tense and past participle sneaked or snuck [snʌk] AmE ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(go secretly)¦ 2¦(take/give secretly)¦ 3 sneak a look/glance/peek 4¦(steal)¦ Phrasal verbs  sneak on somebody  sneak up ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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