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light-fingered

[lahyt-fing-gerd] /ˈlaɪtˈfɪŋ gərd/
adjective
1.
skillful at or given to pilfering, especially by picking pockets; thievish.
2.
having light and nimble fingers.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50
Related forms
light-fingeredness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lightfingered

light-fingered

adjective
1.
having nimble or agile fingers, esp for thieving or picking pockets
Derived Forms
light-fingeredness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lightfingered
light-fingered
"thievish," 1540s, from light (adj.) + finger.
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Slang definitions & phrases for lightfingered

light-fingered

adjective
  1. Inclined to steal; thievish; sticky-fingered (1547+)
  2. Having a light and nimble touch: The light-fingered thoughtfulness, the ironic lyricism of the most civilized playwright of the era (1804+)

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