safecracker

[seyf-krak-er]
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Origin of safecracker

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; safe + cracker
Related formssafe·crack·ing, noun
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Word Origin and History for safecracker
n.

also safe-cracker, 1897, from safe (n.) + agent noun from crack (v.). Originally in reference to thieves who used dynamite.

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