Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.
|a cattle-thief. [L. ab + agere, to drive].
|one who ABETS a crime.
|a disturber of the peace.
|a member of the French underworld.
|one who commits arson.
|a garrotter's confederate, on the lookout behind; (verb) of a kite, to lose power and begin to drop in low winds > BACKSTALLING, BACKSTALLED.
|a robber > BANDITS or BANDITTI.
|a Mexican bandit > BANDITOS.
|a gang of Italian bandits > BANDITTIS.
|a highwayman > BANDOLEROS.
|a banker or investor whose activites have been exposed as illegal.
|one who commits bigamy.
|one who practises BIOPIRACY.
|one who commits blackmail.
|one who BLAGS, a thief.
|a repeat offender in prison.
|one who supplies e.g. illicit whisky.
|a ruffian hired to beat or intimidate someone.
|one who commits burglary; (verb) to burgle > BURGLARS, BURGLARING, BURGLARED.
|one that BURKES, murders by suffocation.
|in Australia, a lawless person, often an escaped criminal, who takes to the bush and lives by robbery.
|a secret society akin to the Mafia operating in the Neapolitan district; gen. any organized body engaged in extortion or other dishonest activities.
|a member of a CAMORRA.
|a member of a CAMORRA > CAMORRISTI.
|one who steals cars by holding up their owners and demanding the keys.
|one that steals cats, usu. to sell them for research.
|one who conspires in a fraud.
|a male confidence trickster.
|a person who contemns; a person who has been found guilty of contempt of court.
|one convicted of a crime; a person serving a prison sentence; (verb) to find guilty of a crime.
|a female confidence trickster.
|a privateersman of the Mediterranean, esp. the Barbary coast.
|one who has committed a crime.
|a person who stole by slitting purses worn at the belt.
|a murderer, an assassin.
|an Indian bandit.
|failing in duty; of or concerning a bad debt or debtor > DELINQUENTLY; (noun) an offender, esp a young criminal > DELINQUENTS.
|a desperate fellow, an outlaw > DESPERADOES or DESPERADOS.
|one who DOGNAPS, abducts a dog.
|a criminal controlling the supply of drugs.
|one who uses dynamite; esp., one who uses it for the destruction of life and property.
|one who embezzles.
|embraceor embracer embrasor
|a person who seeks to influence jurors by corrupt means to deliver a partial verdict.
|an escaped evil-doer; an escapade > ESCAPADOES or ESCAPADOS.TR>
|an adult who instructs others in crime.
|a person who has committed a felony.
|like a felon, wicked > FELONIOUSLY.
|like a felon, wicked.
|a body of felons.
|one who filches; a thief.
|a spiv, a conman.
|a highwayman or robber on foot.
|a convict condemned to hard labour.
|one that commits forgery.
|a person involved in criminal fraud.
|a person who roves about freely in search of booty, a pirate.
|(Yiddish) ganef, ganof, gonef, gonif, goniff, gonof, gonoph
|the criminal underworld.
|a member of a criminal gang.
|an inveterate convict.
|garotter garroter garrotter
|one who garrotes.
|a gangster, esp a member of the Mafia.
|someone who belongs to a criminal gang, esp the Mafia.
|one who robs graves.
|one who HEISTS, carries out armed hold-ups.
|one that hijacks.
|a thief who robs travellers on a road.
|a hired assassin.
|a small-time criminal or gangster.
|resembling a hoodlum > HOODIER, HOODIEST.
|a person who deceives or swindles others.
|a person who breaks into and enters a house for the purpose of stealing.
|an Latin America, a person who steals antiquities and relics from tombs > HUAQUEROS.
|a jewel thief; a professional hitman.
|someone who assumes a false character or impersonates another.
|a person who maliciously sets fire to property.
|one who JOYRIDES.
|one who kidnaps.
|one that KITES, obtains money fraudulently.
|a (Greek) brigand. [Mod. Gr. klephtes, from Gk. kleptes, thief].
|of or like a KLEPHT.
|in Uganda, a thief or armed robber > KONDOS.
|ladron ladrone latron
|a robber; a pirate; hence, loosely, a rogue or rascal.
|a fugitive esp. from the law.
|one who commits larceny.
|a person who violates the law.
|a CONVICT serving life.
|a rogue or thief; a hussy.
|one who takes part in a lynching.
|a criminal society > MAFIAS.
|a member of a MAFIA > MAFIOSI or MAFIOSOS.
|a conman, a street swindler.
|an evil doer; a criminal.
|(one who is) doing wrong > MALFEASANTS.
|a member of a mara in the US or Central America.
|a person who kills a man.
|one who massacres.
|an irregular or partisan soldier; a bandit.
|a wrongdoer, a criminal.
|one who commits a MISFEASANCE, the doing of a lawful act in a wrongful manner, as distinguished from malfeasance.
|a member of an organised criminal gang.
|a person engaged in illicit distilling; -- so called because the work is largely done at night.
|one who attacks with the intention of robbing.
|one that murders.
|a female MURDERER.
|a member of a secret band of white men who carried out lynchings in the southern USA.
|one who nobbles i.e. injures or drugs a racehorse to prevent it from winning.
|a sex offender, esp. one convicted of assaulting children.
|someone on the run from the law; (verb) to prohibit.
|one who peculates.
|in Italy, a Mafia criminal who has become a police informer > PENTITI.
|one who commits perjury.
|one who has committed a crime.
|one who kidnaps pets.
|a rioter who uses petroleum, as in the Paris uprising of 1871.
|formerly in India, a THUG.
|a thief who picks pockets; (verb) to pick pockets.
|one who pilfers.
|a person who, without authority, attempts to capture ships at sea; (verb) to commit piracy.
|of or pertaining to a pirate > PIRATICALLY.
|one that poaches, steals game.
|one who PRIGS, a thief.
|one who purloins.
|a criminal who runs a protection racket; (verb) to run a protection racket.
|one who makes a disturbance to cover the activities of others.
|one who commits rape.
|a habitual criminal.
|a renegade > RENEGADOS or RENEGADOES.
|a person who steals bodies from the grave for dissection.
|an arsonist who sets fire to hayricks.
|one that robs.
|a bold, stout robber, or night thief; -- said to be so called from Robin Hood.
|a brutal, violent person > RUFFIANLY; (verb) to behave like a ruffian.
|a person involved in smuggling alcohol into the US during Prohibition.
|one who steals cattle.
|one that breaks open safes to steal.
|one who shoplifts, steals from shops.
|a hired gunman, esp. in Latin America.
|a young hooligan or gang member of Coloured race.
|one who SKYJACKS, hijacks an aeroplane.
|one that smuggles.
|a Chinese criminal involving the transport of criminals to other parts of the world.
|in Japan, a corporate racketeer > SOKAIYA. No —S. [Japanese sokai, meeting + ya, dealer].
|in S. Africa, a person who illegally rides on the outside of a suburban train.
|one who steals.
|one who suborns, bribes a jury.
|a swagman; a burglar's accomplice who carries the plunder.
|one who engages in TERRORISM > TERRORISTS.
|one that steals > THIEVES.
|like a thief.
|given to stealing.
|a brutal ruffian or assassin.
|characteristic of a THUG.
|a thug, ruffian > THUGGOS.
|a member of a Chinese TONG or criminal society.
|a person guilty of TORT, a wrongful act, damage, or injury done willfully.
|a ruffian or brigand in 14th century England.
|one who betrays another.
|like a TRAITOR; traitorous.
|a female TRAITOR.
|a gangster's bodyguard.
|a person who takes a car without the owner's consent.
|one who wilfully destroys or defaces property.
|a criminal, bad person.
|like a VILLAIN > VILLAINOUSLY.
|villainous > VILLANOUSLY.
|a felon likely to swing from the gallows.
|one who welches or welshes, absconds from a debt.
|something that whizzes; (slang) a pickpocket.
|one who does wrong.
|a Japanese gangster. No —S.
|a criminal, esp. a safecracker or burglar.