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car-hopper
 n.— «A “car-hopper” nabbed red-handed in a Westerleigh garage could spend 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to attempted burglary yesterday.…Police say the practice called “car-hopping” generally involves young people checking neighborhoods throughout the Island for unlocked cars, and grabbing the valuables inside.» —“‘Car hopper,’ 16, pleads guilty to attempted burglary” by Jeff Harrell Staten Island Advance (New York City) Oct. 26, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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