Shoplift vs Embezzler - What's the difference?

shoplift | embezzler |


As nouns the difference between shoplift and embezzler

is that shoplift is (obsolete) a shoplifter while embezzler is one who steals money they have been trusted with, especially from one's employer; one who embezzles.

As a verb shoplift

is to steal something from a shop / store during trading hours.

shoplift

English

(shoplifting)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) A shoplifter.
  • * 1704 , John Dunton, The Athenian Oracle , Athenian Society, Volume III, page 67,
  • .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To steal something from a shop / store during trading hours.
  • * 2004 May 17, Andrew Sean Greer, The New Yorker ,
  • She taught Maddy to sing in Portuguese, to shoplift mascara, to play a drinking game called Spoons
  • To steal from shops / stores during trading hours.
  • * 1938 April, William Peery, Thank Rotary!'', ''The Rotarian , page 52,
  • Once, before we had juvenile court here, I made the mistake of putting on probation a boy who had shoplifted , a boy of good family. That boy later shot a man.
  • * 1969 October, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, Mechanisms for Exploiting the Black Community'', '' , 22,
  • Thus, the teacher shook down the kids, the big kids shook down the little kids, the little kids shoplifted to get money, etc''., ''etc .
  • * 2002 November 25, The New Yorker ,
  • In other words, New York is a better place to shoplift .

    Synonyms

    * shop steal (Australia)

    Derived terms

    * shoplifter * shoplifting

    embezzler

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • one who steals money they have been trusted with, especially from one's employer; one who embezzles
  • * 1667, Samuel Pepys, Diary
  • It appears that Hogg is the eeriest rogue, the most observable embezzler , that ever was known.
  • * 2003, Will and Grace (TV, episode 5.23)
  • At the time, I was deeply involved with the handsome embezzler who led a major telecom company into bankruptcy.

    Synonyms

    * peculator