cutpurse (n.) Old form(s): Cut-purse, Cut-purses
pickpocket, thief, robber
2H4 II.iv.124[Doll to Pistol] Away, you cutpurse rascal
H5 III.vi.61[Gower to Fluellen, of Pistol] I remember him now - a bawd, a cutpurse
H5 V.i.82[Pistol alone] I'll ... something lean to cutpurse of quick hand
Ham III.iv.100[Hamlet to Gertrude, of Claudius] A cutpurse of the empire
KL III.ii.90[Fool alone] Nor cutpurses come not to throngs
TNK II.i.267[Palamon to Arcite, of his behaviour] Thou art baser in it than a cutpurse
TNK IV.iii.36[Gaoler's Daughter to herself] amongst a whole million of cutpurses
WT IV.iv.668[Autolycus alone] To have an open ear, a quick eye, and a nimble hand is necessary for a cutpurse
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