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Meaning of PELF

Pronunciation:  pelf

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  informal terms for money
 

PELF is a 4 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: bread, cabbage, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, loot, lucre, moolah, shekels
 
 See Also: money

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pelf\, n. [OE. pelfir booty, OF. pelfre, akin to pelfrer
to plunder, and perh. to E. pillage. Cf. {Pilfer}.]
Money; riches; lucre; gain; -- generally conveying the idea
of something ill-gotten or worthless. It has no plural.
``Mucky pelf.'' --Spenser. ``Paltry pelf.'' --Burke.

      Can their pelf prosper, not got by valor or industry?
                                               --Fuller.

 
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