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Meaning of PILFER

Pronunciation:  'pilfur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  make off with belongings of others
 

PILFER is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: abstract, cabbage, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pinch, purloin, snarf, sneak, swipe
 
 See Also: steal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pil"fer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Pilfered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Pilfering}.] [OF. pelfrer. See {Pelf}.]
    To steal in small quantities, or articles of small value; to
    practice petty theft.
    
    
  2. \Pil"fer\, v. t.
    To take by petty theft; to filch; to steal little by little.
    
          And not a year but pilfers as he goes Some youthful
          grace that age would gladly keep.        --Cowper.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abstract, abuse, and, annex, appropriate, bag, befoul, boost, borrow, convert, cop, crib, debase, defalcate, defile, defraud, desecrate, divert, embezzle, extort, filch, foul, grab, hook, lift, make off with, maladminister, misapply, misappropriate, misemploy, mishandle, mismanage, misuse, nick, nip, palm, peculate, pervert, pinch, plunder, poach, pollute, profane, prostitute, purloin, rip off, rob, run away with, rustle, scrounge, shoplift, snaffle, snare, snatch, snitch, steal, swindle, swipe, take, thieve, violate, walk off with
 

 

 

 

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