Cutpurse

Definition of Cutpurse

Cut´purse`   Pronunciation: kŭt´pûrs`
n.1.One who cuts purses for the sake of stealing them or their contents (an act common when men wore purses fastened by a string to their girdles); one who steals from the person; a pickpocket
To have an open ear, a quick eye, and a nimble hand, is necessary for a cutpurse.
- Shak.

Related Words

dip, pickpocket, stealer, thief
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