(Variations: bag or catch or cut or get or pile up or stack may replace cop)To sentimental material and utters relatively simpleminded moral convictions: Eisenhower on no account can be called a cornball (1940s+)
[pahy-lee-uh s, pil-ee-] /ˈpaɪ li əs, ˈpɪl i-/ noun, plural pilei [pahy-lee-ahy, pil-ee-ahy] /ˈpaɪ liˌaɪ, ˈpɪl iˌaɪ/ (Show IPA), for 1, 2, 4, pileus for 3. 1. Mycology. the horizontal portion of a mushroom, bearing gills, tubes, etc., on its underside; a cap. 2. Zoology. 3. Also called cap cloud, scarf cloud. Meteorology. a small, […]
[pahyl-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈpaɪlˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/ noun 1. Also called fireweed. a weedy composite plant, Erechtites hieracifolia, having narrow flower heads enclosed in green bracts. 2. a North American figwort, Scrophularia marilandica, having small, greenish flowers. 3. . /ˈpaɪlˌwɜːt/ noun 1. any of several plants, such as lesser celandine, thought to be effective in treating piles
[pil-fer] /ˈpɪl fər/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to steal, especially in small quantities. /ˈpɪlfə/ verb 1. to steal (minor items), esp in small quantities v. 1540s, from pilfer (n.) “spoils, booty,” c.1400, from Old French pelfre “booty, spoils” (11c.), of unknown origin, possibly related to pelf. Related: Pilfered; pilfering.
[pil-fer-ij] /ˈpɪl fər ɪdʒ/ noun 1. the act or practice of ; petty theft. 2. something that is . /ˈpɪlfərɪdʒ/ noun 1. the act or practice of stealing small quantities or articles 2. the amount so stolen n. 1620s, from pilfer + -age.