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kleptomaniac

or clep·to·ma·ni·ac

[ klep-tuh-mey-nee-ak ]
/ ˌklɛp təˈmeɪ niˌæk /
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noun Psychology.
a person who has kleptomania.
adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of kleptomania or a kleptomaniac.
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Origin of kleptomaniac

First recorded in 1860–65; kleptomani(a) + -ac
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