A kleptomaniac stealing from a store.
- The definition of a kleptomaniac is someone with an abnormal urge to steal.
An example of a kleptomaniac is someone who goes from store to store stealing items they don't need or want.
Variant of kleptomania
an abnormal, persistent impulse or tendency to steal, not prompted by need
Origin of kleptomaniaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek kleptēs, thief (; from Indo-European base an unverified form klep-, to hide, steal from source Classical Latin clepere, Gothic hlifan, to steal) + -mania