Pelf



[pelf] /pɛlf/

noun
1.
money or wealth, especially when regarded with contempt or acquired by reprehensible means.
/pɛlf/
noun
1.
(derogatory) money or wealth, esp if dishonestly acquired; lucre
n.

mid-14c., “stolen goods,” from Anglo-French pelf, Old French pelfre “booty, spoils” (11c.), of unknown origin; also see pilfer. Meaning “money, riches,” with a pejorative overtone first recorded c.1500.

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