Definition of kleptomaniac in English:

kleptomaniac

adjective & noun

  • See kleptomania

    • ‘A woman described as a chronic kleptomaniac was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment at the March 22 sitting of Carlow District Court.’
    • ‘Research suggests that even with multiple convictions, kleptomaniacs typically battle the disorder for years.’
    • ‘Often a kleptomaniac person steals things he could have bought easily or things that are not at all expensive.’
    • ‘I would say that she's not so much a kleptomaniac as a generally chaotic person.’
    • ‘Joe is a turning into a complete kleptomaniac who steals anything that's not nailed down.’

Pronunciation

kleptomaniac

/ˌklɛptə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪak/