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pickpocket

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɪkˌpɒk.ɪt/ us    /-ˌpɑː.kɪt/
a thief who steals things out of pockets or bags, especially in a crowdMiscellaneous criminals

pickpocket

verb [T] uk   /ˈpɪkˌpɒk.ɪt/ us    /-ˌpɑː.kɪt/
to steal things out of people's pockets or bags, especially in a crowd: Someone pickpocketed my wallet. He was pickpocketed at the carnival.
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