A thief steals a woman's wallet.
An example of a thief is someone who steals wallets out of back pockets.
Origin of thiefMiddle English ; from Old English theof, thiof, akin to German dieb ; from Indo-European base an unverified form teup-, to cower, lurk
Origin of thiefMiddle English, from Old English th&emacron;of.
- One who has carried out a theft.
- thief in law
From Old English Ã¾Ä“of, from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾eubaz.