Typically most women carry their concealed firearms in their purses, the main target of thieves.
Bad guests—a band of seducers, thieves, hapless slobs, and madmen—are thus at the foundation of our literature.
Megan Boken was one of many slain by thieves going ‘Apple picking.’
Old English þeof, from Proto-Germanic *theubaz (cf. Old Frisian thiaf, Old Saxon thiof, Middle Dutch dief, Old High German diob, German dieb, Old Norse þiofr, Gothic þiufs), probably from PIE *teup- (cf. Lithuanian tupeti "to crouch down").