el ratero, la ratera
masculine or feminine noun
1. (robber) 
a. thief 
Ten cuidado con tu mochila porque en la plaza hay rateros.Watch your bag because there are thieves in this square.
Las rateras me quitaron la cartera sin darme cuenta.The petty thieves stole my wallet without my noticing.
c. pickpocket (stealing from pockets or purses) 
El policía detuvo a un ratero que estaba robando junto a un cajero automático.The police officer arrested a pickpocket who was stealing by an ATM.
2. (mean) 
Me parece muy ratero que tu jefe te haya puesto en evidencia delante de todos.I find it utterly despicable that your boss showed you up in front of everyone.
1. (general) 
a. petty thief 
rateroa ratera
1 (que roba) thieving; light-fingered
2 (despreciable) despicable
(ladrón) thief; petty thief; (carterista) pickpocket; (México) [de casas] burglar;
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