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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive.

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  • Usually the kleptomaniac is a woman, with an insane desire to steal for the mere sake of stealing.
  • A kleptomaniac is a person who helps himself because he - can’t help himself.
  • Leastwise 'kleptomaniac' is what Colonel Sterett calls it when he's tellin 'me of a party who's afflicted sim'lar.
  • He is quite mad, and a much more obvious public pest than any other kind of kleptomaniac; but though he is a cheat, he is not an illusion. for more
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