Pilfer



[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.

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    [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.

  • Pilfered

    [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.



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    [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.

  • Pilfering

    [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.



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