a burglar who breaks into buildings by climbing through upstairs windows, across roofs, etc., especially with great stealth and agility.
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Origin of cat burglar
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby cat burglar
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British Dictionary definitions for cat burglar
a burglar who enters buildings by climbing through upper windows, skylights, etc
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