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kleptomaniac

[klep-tuh-mey-nee-ak] /ˌklɛp təˈmeɪ niˌæk/
noun, Psychology
1.
a person who has kleptomania.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or characteristic of kleptomania or a kleptomaniac.
Also, cleptomaniac.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; kleptomani(a) + -ac

cleptomania

[klep-tuh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] /ˌklɛp təˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə/
noun, Psychology
Origin
< Greek klépt(ein) to steal + -o- + -mania
Related forms
cleptomaniac, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cleptomaniac

cleptomania

/ˌklɛptəʊˈmeɪnɪə; -ˈmeɪnjə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of kleptomania
Derived Forms
cleptomaniac, noun
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Word Origin and History for cleptomaniac
n.

Latinized variant of kleptomaniac. Related: cleptomania.

kleptomaniac

n.

1861; see kleptomania.

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