kleptomaniac

or clep·to·ma·ni·ac

[klep-tuh-mey-nee-ak]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of kleptomania or a kleptomaniac.

Origin of kleptomaniac

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

cleptomania

[klep-tuh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh]
noun Psychology.
  1. kleptomania.

Origin of cleptomania

< Greek klépt(ein) to steal + -o- + -mania
Related formsclep·to·ma·ni·ac, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cleptomaniacs'

cleptomania

noun
  1. a variant spelling of kleptomania
Derived Formscleptomaniac, noun
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Word Origin and History for cleptomaniacs'

kleptomaniac

n.

1861; see kleptomania.

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