second-story man

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  1. a burglar who enters through an upstairs window.

Origin of second-story man

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby second-story man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use second-story man in a sentence

  • Yes, but this business doesn't make me feel like a pirate—more like a second-story man!

    The Palace of Darkened Windows | Mary Hastings Bradley
  • Sam was no second-story man; he worked on the ground floor in broad daylight.

    Otherwise Phyllis | Meredith Nicholson