from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who steals from pockets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who steals from the pocket of a passerby, usually by sleight of hand.
- v. To pick pockets; to steal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who steals purses or other articles from pockets.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who picks pockets; one who steals, or makes a practice of stealing, from the pockets of others.
- n. A plant, chiefly the shepherd's-purse: so called from its impoverishing the soil. Also pickpurse.
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
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.
Thanks for the laugh; oh and yea Pat the pickpocket is my cousin and she says hi Jack!
The qualifications for a pickpocket are a light tread, a delicate sense of touch, combined with firm nerves.
He that steals little is called a pickpocket, but he that steals much is called a pillar of the church.
A notorious pickpocket could not even be arrested, much less convicted by a civil court, simply on the ground of being commonly known as a pickpocket; while such evidence would convict and expel him from any ordinary society.
A notorious pickpocket could not even be arrested, much less convicted, by a civil court, simply on the ground of being commonly known as a pickpocket; while such evidence would convict and expel him from any ordinary society.
Cameron and colleagues then compared the genes of the two fly groups and identified a gene called pickpocket 28
The girl felt some one feeling, as she supposed, for her pocket-book, and she started to run, yelling, "pickpocket," and left the burning polonaise in Mr. Field's hands.