thief; traitor; wily; deceitful; evil; extremely

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采花贼 採花賊 cai3 hua1 zei2
lit. flower thief; fig. rapist

长尾贼鸥 長尾賊鷗 chang2 wei3 zei2 ou1
(bird species of China) long-tailed jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus)

篡贼 篡賊 cuan4 zei2

盗贼 盜賊 dao4 zei2

独夫民贼 獨夫民賊 du2 fu1 min2 zei2
tyrant and oppressor of the people (idiom); traitorous dictator

短尾贼鸥 短尾賊鷗 duan3 wei3 zei2 ou1
(bird species of China) parasitic jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus)

对着和尚骂贼秃 對著和尚罵賊禿 dui4 zhe5 he2 shang5 ma4 zei2 tu1
lit. to curse a baldhead to a monk's face (idiom); fig. to scold sb indirectly; to criticize obliquely

飞贼 飛賊 fei1 zei2
cat burglar; burglar who gains entrance by scaling walls; intruding enemy airman; air marauder

狗贼 狗賊 gou3 zei2
(insult) brigand; swindler

关门捉贼 關門捉賊 guan1 men2 zhuo1 zei2
to catch a thief by closing his escape route (idiom)

惯贼 慣賊 guan4 zei2
habitual thief

国贼 國賊 guo2 zei2
traitor to the nation

海贼 海賊 hai3 zei2

海贼版 海賊版 hai3 zei2 ban3
pirate version; bootleg

海贼王 海賊王 hai3 zei2 wang2
One Piece (manga and anime)

汉贼不两立 漢賊不兩立 han4 zei2 bu4 liang3 li4
lit. Shu Han 蜀漢|蜀汉 and Cao Wei 曹魏 cannot coexist (idiom); fig. two enemies cannot live under the same sky; (former KMT slogan against CPC) "gentlemen and thieves cannot coexist"

积贼 積賊 ji1 zei2
confirmed thief

鸡贼 雞賊 ji1 zei2
(dialect) stingy; miserly; crafty; cunning

奸贼 奸賊 jian1 zei2
a traitor; a treacherous bandit

老家贼 老家賊 lao3 jia1 zei2
(dialect) sparrow

乱臣贼子 亂臣賊子 luan4 chen2 zei2 zi3
rebels and traitors (idiom); general term for scoundrel

马贼 馬賊 ma3 zei2
horse thief; (old) group of horse-mounted bandits

卖国贼 賣國賊 mai4 guo2 zei2

麦氏贼鸥 麥氏賊鷗 mai4 shi4 zei2 ou1
(bird species of China) South Polar skua (Stercorarius maccormicki)

蟊贼 蟊賊 mao2 zei2
grain eating insect; lit. and fig. vermin; a person harmful to the country and the people

民贼独夫 民賊獨夫 min2 zei2 du2 fu1
tyrant and oppressor of the people (idiom); traitorous dictator

闹贼 鬧賊 nao4 zei2
(coll.) to be burglarized

逆贼 逆賊 ni4 zei2
renegade; traitor and bandit

叛贼 叛賊 pan4 zei2
renegade; traitor

枪乌贼 槍烏賊 qiang1 wu1 zei2

窃贼 竊賊 qie4 zei2

擒贼擒王 擒賊擒王 qin2 zei2 qin2 wang2
to defeat the enemy by capturing their chief (idiom)

认贼作父 認賊作父 ren4 zei2 zuo4 fu4
lit. to acknowledge the bandit as one's father (idiom); fig. a complete betrayal; to sell oneself to the enemy

山贼 山賊 shan1 zei2

乌贼 烏賊 wu1 zei2

误上贼船 誤上賊船 wu4 shang4 zei2 chuan2
lit. to mistakenly board a pirate ship; to embark on a hopeless adventure

贼船 賊船 zei2 chuan2
pirate ship; fig. venture of dubious merit; criminal gang; reactionary faction

贼亮 賊亮 zei2 liang4
bright; shiny; dazzling; glaring

贼眉鼠眼 賊眉鼠眼 zei2 mei2 shu3 yan3
shifty-eyed; crafty-looking (idiom)

贼眉贼眼 賊眉賊眼 zei2 mei2 zei2 yan3
see 賊眉鼠眼|贼眉鼠眼

贼死 賊死 zei2 si3
completely; utterly (dialect)

贼头贼脑 賊頭賊腦 zei2 tou2 zei2 nao3
lit. to behave like a thief; furtive; underhand

贼秃 賊禿 zei2 tu1
(derog.) Buddhist monk

贼窝 賊窩 zei2 wo1
thieves' lair

贼心 賊心 zei2 xin1
evil intentions

贼眼 賊眼 zei2 yan3
shifty gaze; furtive glance

中贼鸥 中賊鷗 zhong1 zei2 ou1
(bird species of China) pomarine skua (Stercorarius pomarinus)

抓贼 抓賊 zhua1 zei2
to catch a thief

作贼 作賊 zuo4 zei2
to be a thief

做贼心虚 做賊心虛 zuo4 zei2 xin1 xu1
to feel guilty as a thief (idiom); to have sth on one's conscience