browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

light-fingeredmore about light-fingered

light-fingered


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Light-fingered  \Light"-fin`gered\  (l[imac]t"f[i^][ng]`g[~e]rd), 
  a. 
  Dexterous  in  taking  and  conveying  away  thievish;  pilfering; 
  addicted  to  petty  thefts.  --Fuller. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  light-fingered 
  adj  :  having  nimble  fingers  literally  or  figuratively;  especially 
  for  stealing  or  picking  pockets;  "a  light-fingered 
  burglar  who  can  crack  the  combination  of  a  bank  vault"- 
  Harry  Hansen;  "the  light-fingered  thoughtfulness...of 
  the  most  civilized  playwright  of  the  era"-  Time  [syn:  {nimble-fingered}] 




more about light-fingered