kleptomaniac kleptomaniac  /ˌklɛp tə ˈmeɪ ni æk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive

Usage(s):

  1. Think for a minute like a white-collar kleptomaniac.
  2. Smart lyrics take enough stinging jabs at kleptomaniac pols and the Argentine upper class to keep the band sounding authentically rebellious.
  3. He is perfectly cast as a kleptomaniac.

News

  1. Kleptomaniac Cuts Off Both His Hands So He Can’t Ever Steal Again

    An Egyptian man sliced off both his hands by placing them in the path of a speeding train. He took this drastic action to overcome his stealing addiction (kleptomania). Ali Afifi, 28, decided to wreak this drastic punishment on himself because he was disgusted with his inability to control his habitual stealing habit. Afifi severed... Read more » Kleptomaniac Cuts Off Both His Hands So He Can’t ...
    on August 29, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance: Breaking Bad's Hank and Marie Watch in Horror

    When a DEA agent and his kleptomaniac wife are stunned silent, you know whatever they're witnessing is truly horrific. In this case, it's Miley Cyrus' now infamous 2013 MTV VMA...
    on August 28, 2013     Source: E! Online

Quotes

  • "A kind person would look on her as an over-dressed kleptomaniac. The police call it something else," says Wilf.
    on Jul 2, 2008 By: Wilf Lunn Source: Huddersfield Examiner

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