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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 crowd

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.
Translations of “pickpocket”
in Korean 소매치기…
in Arabic نَشّال…
in Portuguese batedor, -ora de carteira…
in Catalan carterista…
in Japanese すり…
in Italian borseggiatore, -trice…
in Chinese (Traditional) 扒手,小偷…
in Russian вор-карманник…
in Turkish yankesici…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扒手,小偷…
in Polish kieszonkowiec…
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