cutpurse

someone who stole from the person in a surreptitious manner, by literally cutting the ties of purses which were worn hanging from belts before pockets were commonplace
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Cutpurse

• (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
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Cutpurse

Cut'purse` (kŭt'pûrs`) noun 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
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