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For the novel, see Fingersmith (novel)
For the BBC Drama, see Fingersmith (TV serial)

Fingersmith or finger-smith is slang for a midwife or pickpocket.[1]

Used in a 1977 short story, "The Hitchhiker" by Roald Dahl.


  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary 2nd ed. Use for midwife recorded in 1814, and pickpocket in 1884