heister

heist

[hahyst] Slang.
noun
1.
a robbery or holdup: Four men were involved in the armored car heist.
verb (used with object)
2.
to take unlawfully, especially in a robbery or holdup; steal: to heist a million dollars' worth of jewels.
3.
to rob or hold up.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; alteration of hoist

heister, noun
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heist (haɪst)
 
n
1.  a robbery
 
vb
2.  (tr) to steal or burgle
 
[variant of hoist]
 
'heister
 
n

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heist
1927 (in heister "shoplifter, thief"), Amer.Eng. slang, probably dialectal alt. of hoist "lift," in sense of "shoplift," also in older British slang "to lift another on one's shoulders to help him break in."
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heist definition

[hɑɪst]
  1. n.
    a theft; a robbery. (Underworld. See also lift.) : Lefty just had to pull one last heist.
  2. tv.
    to steal something; to rob a person or place; to lift something. (Underworld.) : The thugs heisted her and took her purse and watch.
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heister definition

[ˈhɑɪstɚ]
  1. n.
    a drunkard, who lifts or heists drinks. : Two old heisters were lifting drink after drink and tossing them down.
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