What's the meaning of the phrase 'Cat burglar'?
A 'Cat burglar' is a burglar who enters buildings by extraordinarily skilful feats of climbing.
What's the origin of the phrase 'Cat burglar'?
The phrase 'Cat burglar' was first used to describe a particular individual burglar who operated Streatham, London in the early years of the 20th century.
The London Daily News ran this story in April 1907:
Known, on account of his climbing ability, as the "Cat Burglar," Arthur Edward Young pleaded guilty at Newington Sessions yesterday to several ac