Robber vs Shoplifter - What's the difference?

robber | shoplifter |


As nouns the difference between robber and shoplifter

is that robber is a person who robs while shoplifter is a person who shoplifts, one who steals from shops.

robber

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A person who robs.
  • Hyponyms

    * bank robber * mugger

    Hypernyms

    * thief

    Derived terms

    * robber baron * robber crab * robber fly * robber gull

    shoplifter

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who shoplifts, one who steals from shops.
  • Shoplifters will be prosecuted.

    Synonyms

    *shop stealer (Australia)