Klepto meaning

klĕptō
A person who has a compulsion to steal; a kleptomaniac.
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(slang) A kleptomaniac.
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Forming compound words having the sense of "theft", "thief", "stealing".
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Origin of klepto

  • Representing a combining form of Ancient Greek κλέπτης (kleptēs, “thief”), κλέπτω (kleptō, “steal”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)klep- (“to steal”). Cognate with Gothic (hlifan, “to steal”), Gothic (hliftus, “thief”).

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