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shoplifter

[shop-lif-ter] /ˈʃɒpˌlɪf tər/
noun
1.
a person who steals goods from the shelves or displays of a retail store while posing as a customer.
Origin of shoplifter
1670-1680
1670-80; obsolete shoplift shoplifter (shop + lift) + -er1
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shoplifter

/ˈʃɒpˌlɪftə/
noun
1.
a person who steals goods from a shop during shopping hours
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Word Origin and History for shoplifter
n.

1670s, from shop (n.) + agent noun of lift (v.). Also in same sense shop-lift (1670s); shop-thief.

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