Cut"purse` (k?t"p?rs`), n.

One who cuts purses for the sake of stealing them or their contents (an act common when men wore purses fastened by a string to their girdles); one who steals from the person; a pickpocket

To have an open ear, a quick eye, and a nimble hand, is necessary for a cutpurse. Shak.

 

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