Meaning of pickpocket

pick•pock•et

Pronunciation: (pik'pok"it), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who steals money, wallets, etc., from the pockets of people, as in crowded public places.
—v.t.
  1. to steal (a wallet, money, etc.) in the manner of a pickpocket.
  2. to steal from (a person) in the manner of a pickpocket.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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