thievery

[ thee-vuh-ree ]
/ ˈθi və ri /

noun, plural thiev·er·ies.

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

Nearby words

  1. thiers,
  2. thiethylperazine maleate,
  3. thieu,
  4. thieu, nguyen van,
  5. thieve,
  6. thieving,
  7. thievish,
  8. thievishly,
  9. thigh,
  10. thigh-high

Origin of thievery

First recorded in 1560–70; thieve + -ery

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Word Origin and History for thievery

thievery

n.

1560s, from thieve + -ery.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper