Definition of "pickpocket" [pick•pock•et]

  • One who steals from pockets. (noun)

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Use "pickpocket" in a sentence
  • "They ARE cunning, and also funny, entertaining, subversive, charming … I just love how the books position themselves on the margins in all kinds of ways and your image of the pickpocket is great!"
  • "A pickpocket is extra-legal, but it in no way follows that he needs to be faced with extra-legal force."
  • "Marketing really grabbed on to the line that ends one of the later chapters which used the phrase pickpocket countess."