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

 

kleptomania

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkleptəˈmeɪniə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkleptəˈmeɪniə//
 
[uncountable] Mental and emotional problems
 
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a mental illness in which somebody has a strong desire, which they cannot control, to steal things See related entries: Mental and emotional problems Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Greek kleptēs ‘thief’ + -mania.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kleptomania