il borseggiatore, la borseggiatrice

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the noun, il borseggiatore (f. la borseggiatrice), which means pickpocket.  Be careful in Italy, especially in large cities and on public transport, especially in Rome! There’s been a lot of pickpocketing going around lately.  See the word used below in its context:

L’altro giorno sull’autobus ho visto un borseggiatore rubare ad un’anziana signora mentre lei era distratta. Per fortuna dopo qualche giorno la polizia lo ha arrestato.

The other day on the bus I saw a pickpocket steal from an elderly woman while she was distracted.  Luckily after a few days, the police arrested him.

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