Definition of heist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//haɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//haɪst//
Types of crime
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(informal, especially North American English) an act of stealing something valuable from a shop/store or bank synonym robbery a bank heist It’s a tense thriller about a diamond heist that goes badly wrong. a heist movie See related entries: Types of crime Word Originmid 19th cent. (originally US): representing a local pronunciation of hoist.
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