kleptomaniac

or clep·to·ma·ni·ac

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

Origin of kleptomaniac

First recorded in 1860–65; kleptomani(a) + -ac
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Related Words for kleptomaniac

criminal, thief, pilferer, shoplifter

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Word Origin and History for kleptomaniac
n.

1861; see kleptomania.

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