Definition of Kleptomaniac

1. Noun. Someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive.

Generic synonyms: Appropriator



Definition of Kleptomaniac

1. n. A person affected with kleptomania.

Definition of Kleptomaniac

1. Noun. One who steals compulsively. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kleptomaniac

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Medical Definition of Kleptomaniac

1. A person affected with kleptomania. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Kleptomaniac

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1. The Diary of an Old Lawyer, Or, Scenes Behind the Curtain by John Hallum (1895)
"The lady was a wealthy kleptomaniac, and had from time to time stolen the goods. ... Fifteen years later a lady confidant of the kleptomaniac, who was then ..."

2. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"... cupidity of kleptomaniac guests. There is Hermogenes, for example, who, when invited, because of his well-known proclivities, ..."

3. The Legal News by James Kirby (1897)
"When a merchant finds that he has lost something by theft, he ascertains the names of those of his kleptomaniac clients who have visited his place within ..."

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