cat burglar

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noun
  1. a burglar who breaks into buildings by climbing through upstairs windows, across roofs, etc., especially with great stealth and agility.

Origin of cat burglar

First recorded in 1905–10
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Related Words for cat burglar

cracksman, housebreaker, yegg

British Dictionary definitions for cat burglar

cat burglar

noun
  1. a burglar who enters buildings by climbing through upper windows, skylights, etc
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