heist informal, chiefly N. Amer. NOUN a robbery.
VERB steal.
ORIGIN from a local pronunciation of HOIST(Cf. ↑hoister).

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  • Heist — Heist …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Heist —   [hɛi̯st], Name von geographischen Objekten:    1) Heist aan Zee [ hɛi̯st aːn zeː], belgischer Seebad, Ortsteil von Knokke Heist.    2) Heist op den Berg [ hɛi̯st ɔp dɛn bɛrx], Gemeinde in der Provinz Antwerpen, Belgien, östlich von Mecheln, 36… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • heist´er — heist «hyst», verb, noun. Slang. –v.t., v.i. to rob or steal: »He d heist a round of his master s…whiskey and disguise the drainage (New Yorker). –n. a robbery or theft: »a payroll heist. ╂[alteration of hoist] –heist´er, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • heist — [haıst] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: hoist] AmE informal an act of stealing something very valuable from a shop, bank etc = ↑robbery ▪ a jewelry heist >heist v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • heist — heist·er; heist; …   English syllables

  • Heist. — Heist., bei naturwissenschaftlichen Namen Abkürzung für Lorenz Heister (s. d. 2) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • heist — [ haıst ] noun count INFORMAL an organized attempt by thieves to steal something: ROBBERY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • heist — (v.) 1927 (in heister shoplifter, thief ), Amer.Eng. slang, probably a dialectal alteration of HOIST (Cf. hoist) lift, in sense of shoplift, also in older British slang to lift another on one s shoulders to help him break in. As a noun, from 1936 …   Etymology dictionary

  • heist — [n] burglary, robbery break in, breaking and entering, caper, crime, five finger discount, holdup, larceny, pilferage, rip off, stickup, sting, theft; concept 139 …   New thesaurus

  • heist — ☆ heist [hīst ] n. [< HOIST] Slang a robbery or holdup vt. 1. Slang to rob or steal 2. dial. var. of HOIST heister n …   English World dictionary

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