- a robbery or holdup: Four men were involved in the armored car heist.
- to take unlawfully, especially in a robbery or holdup; steal: to heist a million dollars' worth of jewels.
- to rob or hold up.
Origin of heist
Examples from the Web for heister
I believe there is no disposition in any party to re-elect Heister.The Life of Albert Gallatin
Then he tuk me to a heister, and landed us next to the roof.
Mr. Heister, one of the same kind, from 1,400 inhabitants of Berks County.
The instrument was not found in Dionis , but it did appear in Heister and in Garengeot .
A word must be said of the later writers such as Par (1509-90), Scultetus , and Heister .Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times
John Stewart Milne
- a robbery
- (tr) to steal or burgle
Word Origin and History for heister
1927 (in heister "shoplifter, thief"), American English slang, probably a dialectal alteration of hoist "lift," in sense of "shoplift," also in older British slang "to lift another on one's shoulders to help him break in." As a noun, from 1936.