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Definition of the noun shoplifter

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noun - plural: shoplifters

  1. a thief who steals goods that are in a store
    • example: The shoplifter has stolen almost everything in my shop.
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of shoplifter: booster / lifter
    • more generic words: stealer / thief = a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it

Alternative definition of the noun shoplifter


  1. [pejorative] A person who shoplifts, one who steals from shops.


  1. Shoplifter is a fictional character from Pure Shit.
  2. Shoplifter is a fictional character from the 1932 film The Beast of the City.
  3. Shoplifter is a fictional character from the 2003 film Bad Santa.
  4. Shoplifter is a fictional character from the 2013 film Fort Greene.
  5. Shoplifter is a fictional character from the 1991 film Slacker.
  6. Shoplifter is a fictional character from the 2000 drama mystery thriller film Unbreakable.
  7. Shoplifter is a fictional character from the 2003 film Klepto.
  8. Shoplifter is a fictional film character.


  1. "Shoplifter" is a song by the American punk rock band Green Day. It originally appeared as a B-side to the "American Idiot" single in Australia. The track was recorded in 2003 at Studio 880 in Oakland, California shortly before the American Idiot recording sessions, it is rumored that the song was meant to be released on the cancelled studio album, Cigarettes and Valentines.
  2. "Shoplifter" is a 2004 single album by Green Day.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  3. "Shoplifter" is a musical single of Eprom.
    • released on (5 years ago)


"Shoplifter" is a 2014 book by Michael Cho.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Shoplifter

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Google previewRetail Security and Loss Prevention (2007)

by R. Hayes

Retail is a very demanding occupation and any task such as surveilling a possible shoplifter means something else is left undone. Also, there may be more than one suspected individual. The manager or specialist must quickly evaluate the ...

Google previewFrequently Asked Questions about Shoplifting and Theft (2011)

by Liz Sonneborn

Prosecuting a shoplifter also means that the police will hold the stolen merchandise as evidence while the case makes its way through the legal system. If the merchandise is expensive, a store might decide it's more important to get the stolen ...

Google previewA Sociology of Crime (2013)

by Peter Eglin, Stephen Hester

For example, the typical shoplifter is a mild type, not a serious delinquent, with no previous record, from a well-to-do family, who takes goods for kicks, is seldom in trouble, not a thief at heart, succumbing to the temptation of the moment. On the ...

Google previewStudent’s Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (2014)

by Martin H Manser

shoplifter someone who steals goods ...

Google previewThe Union Dictionary, containing all that is truly useful in the dictionaries of Johnson, Sheridan, and Walker, etc (1822)

by Thomas BROWNE (LL.D.)

Shoplifter, shôp'lif-tůr. s. one who steals goods out of a Shop. Swi t. shoplifting, shôp'll t-ing. s. the crime 0 а shoplifter. Sho man, shôp'mân. s. a petty trader, one w o serves in a shop. Dryd. Shore, shòre. the preter. of shear. Shore, shòre.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2008)

by Robert W. Kolb

If they restrain a purported shoplifter for too long a period prior to contacting the police or if they restrain him ...

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Scrabble value of S1H4O1P3L1I1F4T1E1R1

The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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