A person who steals from other people’s pockets.
- The beggars in the city also indicate that there are thieves, pickpockets, robbers and the like lurking around.
- Last Tuesday, police community support officers patrolled the market, keeping an eye out for thieves and pickpockets, while distributing crime prevention leaflets to stallholders and shoppers.
- There are well-documented gangs of child pickpockets and other assorted thieves operating on both sides of the border.
Steal from the pockets of (someone): she stopped in New Orleans where she skillfully pickpocketed tourists [no object]: an elderly man caught pickpocketing in Times Square
More example sentences
- Many papers had to be filed about the last person who tried to pickpocket him and ended up in the hospital.
- If you're just going to offer me a job, then why try to pickpocket me?
- Everyone is out to pickpocket you, auto drivers cheat, cabs are too costly and anything served by the roadside is a local delicacy that is a must have and cheap.
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