Definition of purse-snatcher in English:

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North American
A thief who steals a handbag from the person carrying it.
Example sentences
  • How far would you go to fight a purse-snatcher?
  • The brave shopper suffered a four-inch cut across his lip and chin during a violent struggle with a purse-snatcher.
  • With so many people pressed together in metro stations, there's always the chance that a pickpocket or purse-snatcher is looking for a potential victim.

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Syllabification: purse-snatch·er

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