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Meaning of PILFER

Pronunciation:  'pilfur

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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
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