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purse-snatcher Line breaks: purse-snatch¦er

Definition of purse-snatcher in English:


North American
A thief who steals a handbag from the person carrying it.
Example sentences
  • 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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