lightfingered

light-fingered

[lahyt-fing-gerd]
adjective
1.
skillful at or given to pilfering, especially by picking pockets; thievish.
2.
having light and nimble fingers.

Origin:
1540–50

light-fingeredness, noun
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light-fingered
 
adj
having nimble or agile fingers, esp for thieving or picking pockets
 
light-'fingeredness
 
n

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light-fingered
"thievish," 1540s, from light (adj.) + finger.
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