[ thee-vuh-ree ]
/ ˈθi və ri /

noun, plural thiev·er·ies.

the act or practice of thieving; theft.
something taken by theft.

Origin of thievery

First recorded in 1560–70; thieve + -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for thievery



1560s, from thieve + -ery.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper