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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