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thief

Roget category 792

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.9. Possessive relations
›› 5.9.2. Transfer of property

#792. Thief

noun

thief, robber, homo triumliterarum [Lat.], pilferer, rifler, filcher, plagiarist.
spoiler, depredator, pillager, marauderharpy, shark [Slang], land shark, falcon, mosstrooper, bushranger, Bedouin, brigand, freebooter, bandit, thug, dacoitpirate, corsair, viking, Paul Jones, buccaneer, buccanierpiqueerer, pickeererrover, ranger, privateer, filibusterrapparee, wrecker, picaroonsmuggler, poacherabductor, badger [Slang], bunko man, cattle thief, chor, contrabandist, crook, hawk, holdup man, hold-up [U.S.], jackleg [U.S.], kidnaper, rustler, cattle rustler, sandbagger, sea king, skin [Slang], sneak thief, spieler, strong-arm man [U.S.].
highwayman, Dick Turpin, Claude Duval, Macheath, footpad, sturdy beggar.
cut purse, pick pursepickpocket, light-fingered gentrysharpercard sharper, skittle sharperthimbleriggerrook [Slang], Greek, blackleg, leg, welsher [Slang]defaulterAutolycus, Jeremy Diddler, Robert Macaire, artful dodger, tricksterswell mob [Slang], chevalier d'industrie [Fr.]shoplifter.
swindler, peculatorforger, coinerfence, receiver of stolen goods, duffersmasher.
burglar, housebreakercracksman, magsman [Slang]Bill Sikes, Jack Sheppard, Jonathan Wild.
gang [group of thieves], gang of thieves, theft ringorganized crime, mafia, the Sicilian Mafia, the mob, la cosa nostra [It].
[famous thieves], Dillinger, Al CaponeRobin Hood.



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