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klepto

[klep-toh] /ˈklɛp toʊ/
noun, plural kleptos, adjective
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; by shortening
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Word Origin and History for klepto

1914 (adj.); 1919 (n.); shortened form of kleptomaniac.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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klepto

noun

A kleptomaniac: ''Bloody klepto,'' says Siddhartha

[1940s+; fr a Greek combining word klepto-, ''thief'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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