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kleptomaniac

[klep-tuh-mey-nee-ak] /ˌklɛp təˈmeɪ niˌæk/
noun, Psychology
1.
a person who has kleptomania.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of kleptomania or a kleptomaniac.
Also, cleptomaniac.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; kleptomani(a) + -ac
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Examples for kleptomaniac
  • Rounding out the star trio is a kleptomaniac dog, which makes off with a cache of stolen jewels.
  • Confounding your kleptomaniac mind, and reclaiming stolen goods.
  • In any case, she fits the profile of a kleptomaniac.
  • He was also a kleptomaniac, and they could do nothing with him.
  • The kleptomaniac is a nuisance suspected in every neighborhood.
Word Origin and History for kleptomaniac
n.

1861; see kleptomania.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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