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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cutpurse  \Cut"purse`\  (k[u^]t"p[^u]rs`),  n. 
  One  who  cuts  purses  for  the  sake  of  stealing  them  or  their 
  contents  (an  act  common  when  men  wore  purses  fastened  by  a 
  string  to  their  girdles);  one  who  steals  from  the  person;  a 
  pickpocket 
 
  To  have  an  open  ear,  a  quick  eye,  and  a  nimble  hand,  is 
  necessary  for  a  cutpurse.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cutpurse 
  n  :  a  thief  who  steals  from  the  pockets  or  purses  of  others  in 
  public  places  [syn:  {pickpocket},  {dip}] 




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