- The definition of heist is slang for a robbery or burglary.
When someone robs a jewelry store and escapes with 1000s of diamonds, this is an example of a heist.
Origin: from hoist
- Slang to rob or steal
- Dialectal hoist
- heister noun
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Slangtransitive verb heist·ed, heist·ing, heists
- To steal: heisted the collection of jewels from the museum.
- To hold up; rob.
Origin: Alteration of hoist.