- skillful at or given to pilfering, especially by picking pockets; thievish.
- having light and nimble fingers.
Origin of light-fingered
Related Words for light-fingeredrapacious, crooked, larcenous, cunning, pilfering, criminal, dishonest, fraudulent, furtive, predatory, secretive, sly, stealthy, light-fingered, sticky-fingered, thievish, stealing
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Historical Examples of light-fingered
Fork over that coin you lifted from me in the Elk, you light-fingered hound!'Firebrand' Trevison
Charles Alden Seltzer
Well, so you landed your light-fingered friend, did you, laddie?Christopher and the Clockmakers
Sara Ware Bassett
They are light-hearted, light-fingered and—lightest of all in their morals.The Mission of Janice Day
Helen Beecher Long
He made me light-fingered, and gave me a chance to help myself.Woman in Prison
Caroline H. Woods
I saw that he no longer contemplated a duel with his light-fingered adversary.The Guerilla Chief
- having nimble or agile fingers, esp for thieving or picking pockets