verb (used with object)
to steal (especially something of small value); pilfer:
to filch ashtrays from fancy restaurants.
(transitive) to steal or take surreptitiously in small amounts; pilfer
“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.
To steal or grab something from someone: filched the remote control
[filk-ner, filkh-] /ˈfɪlk nər, ˈfɪlx-/ noun 1. an ice barrier in Antarctica, in the SE Weddell Sea, bordered on the W by Berkner Island.
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