AskDefine | Define cutpurse

Dictionary Definition

cutpurse n : a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places [syn: pickpocket, dip]

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English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /ˌkʌtˈpɜːs/
  • (US) /ˌkʌtˈpɝs/
  • (UK) /%kVt"p3:s/
  • (US) /%kVt"p3`s/

Etymology

From cut + purse.

Noun

  1. A thief who steals from others' purses or pockets in public.

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