light-fingered

[ lahyt-fing-gerd ]
/ ˈlaɪtˈfɪŋ gərd /

adjective

skillful at or given to pilfering, especially by picking pockets; thievish.
having light and nimble fingers.

Origin of light-fingered

First recorded in 1540–50

Related forms

light-fin·gered·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for light-fingered

light-fingered


adjective

having nimble or agile fingers, esp for thieving or picking pockets

Derived Forms

light-fingeredness, noun
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