Definition of purse-snatcher in English:


Line breaks: purse-snatch¦er


North American
  • A thief who steals a handbag from the person carrying it.
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    • A purse snatcher in Long Island City started taking off his clothes as he yelled and cursed at arriving cops.
    • The increased number of volunteers we have working in the area this year seems to have acted as a deterrent to many a would-be purse snatcher or pickpocket.
    • A purse snatcher was busted in Greenwich Village after he shoved a woman head first into a metal scaffold.

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