Filching



[filch] /fɪltʃ/

verb (used with object)
1.
to steal (especially something of small value); pilfer:
to filch ashtrays from fancy restaurants.
/fɪltʃ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to steal or take surreptitiously in small amounts; pilfer
v.

“steal,” 1560s, slang, perhaps from c.1300 filchen “to snatch, take as booty,” of unknown origin. Liberman says filch is probably from German filzen “comb through.” Related: Filched; filching.

verb

To steal or grab something from someone: filched the remote control

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