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3 definitions found
 for shoplifter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shoplifter \Shop"lift`er\, n. [Shop + lift. See Lift to
     One who steals anything in a shop, or takes goods privately
     from a shop; one who, under pretense of buying goods, takes
     occasion to steal.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a thief who steals goods that are in a store [syn:
           booster, shoplifter, lifter]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "shoplifter":
     body snatcher, booster, chicken thief, con man, crook,
     den of thieves, embezzler, filcher, ganef, ghoul, grafter,
     grave robber, jewel thief, land pirate, land shark, land-grabber,
     larcener, larcenist, lifter, peculator, petty thief, pilferer,
     poacher, prowler, purloiner, robber, scrounger, sneak thief,
     stealer, swindler, thief, white-collar thief

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