pickpocket Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pickpocket" in British English

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pickpocketnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɪkˌpɒk.ɪt/  us   /-ˌpɑː.kɪt/
a ​thief who ​steals things out of ​pockets or ​bags, ​especially in a ​crowd

pickpocketverb [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.
(Definition of pickpocket from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pickpocketnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɪkˌpɑk·ɪt/
a ​thief who ​steals things out of ​pockets or ​bags, esp. in a ​crowd
(Definition of pickpocket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pickpocket”
in Arabic نَشّال…
in Korean 소매치기…
in Portuguese batedor, -ora de carteira…
in Catalan carterista…
in Japanese すり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扒手,小偷…
in Turkish yankesici…
in Russian вор-карманник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 扒手,小偷…
in Italian borseggiatore, -trice…
in Polish kieszonkowiec…
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