thief (part of speech: noun)
grafter, pirate, lawbreaker, burglar, felon, mugger, culprit, larcener, filcher, lifter, prowler, housebreaker, stealer, poacher, criminal, outlaw, hijacker, pickpocket, cat burglar, thug, thief, robber, villain, larcenist, delinquent, crook, evildoer, swindler
- David Lewis, the " Galloping Jack" or highwayman of Central Pennsylvania, used new pistols every year, and weapons which he is said to have carried are as plentiful as Ole Bull's violins. - "A Catalogue of Early Pennsylvania and Other Firearms and Edged Weapons at "Restless Oaks"", Henry W. Shoemaker.
- Next, putting the horse's bridle also back into Leonard's hand, 'If you are such a man as that, ' the highwayman said, 'I will take neither your money nor your horse! - "A Book of Quaker Saints", Lucy Violet Hodgkin.
- The functions of highwayman and magistrate were combined in one individual. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.