- thieu, nguyen van,
Origin of thievish
Examples from the Web for thievish
The torment they suffered from thievish and idle servants is pitiful to read.
They had a hard time on the steamer with a disreputable lot of conscripts and substitutes, who were thievish and quarrelsome.Ten years in the ranks, U.S. army|Augustus Meyers
It's a very moral song written specially to deplore the—the thievish habits of the rabbits.Rainy Week|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
M. le Baron de Tott says that the Moldavians are thievish, mean and faithless.
They were pastoral in their habits and thievish in their propensities, without laws or government worthy of the name.The Pirate City|R.M. Ballantyne