1. [syn: pickpocket, cutpurse, dip]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
To have an open ear, a quick eye, and a nimble hand, is
necessary for a cutpurse. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in
public places [syn: pickpocket, cutpurse, dip]