kleptomaniac

or clep·to·ma·ni·ac

[ klep-tuh-mey-nee-ak ]
/ ˌklɛp təˈmeɪ niˌæk /

noun Psychology.

a person who has kleptomania.

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of kleptomania or a kleptomaniac.

Nearby words

  1. klepto,
  2. kleptocracy,
  3. kleptocrat,
  4. kleptocratic,
  5. kleptomania,
  6. klesha,
  7. kletterschuh,
  8. kleve,
  9. klezmer,
  10. klezmorim

Origin of kleptomaniac

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

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Word Origin and History for kleptomaniac

kleptomaniac

n.

1861; see kleptomania.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper