from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pickpocket.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thief who steals from others' purses or pockets in public.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who cuts purses for the sake of stealing them or their contents (an act common when men wore purses fastened by a string to their girdles); one who steals from the person; a pickpocket.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who cuts purses for the sake of stealing their contents (a practice said to have been common when men wore purses at their girdles); hence, a pickpocket.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places
From cut + purse. (Wiktionary)