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A pickpocket's accomplice, specifically one who receives or deals with stolen money or goods.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Head (?1637–?1686), writer. From the male forename Adam + the surname Tiler, apparently punningly after tiler.
Adam Tiler/ˌadəm ˈtʌɪlə/
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