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shoplifter

[ shop-lif-ter ]
/ ˈʃɒpˌlɪf tər /
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noun
a person who steals goods from the shelves or displays of a retail store while posing as a customer.
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Origin of shoplifter

1670–80; obsolete shoplift shoplifter (shop + lift) + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for shoplifter

shoplifter
/ (ˈʃɒpˌlɪftə) /

noun
a person who steals goods from a shop during shopping hours
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