PILFERER

pilfer

[pil-fer]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
to steal, especially in small quantities.

Origin:
1540–50; v. use of late Middle English pilfre booty < Middle French pelfre. See pelf

pilferer, noun
unpilfered, adjective


thieve, purloin, filch, appropriate.
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pilfer (ˈpɪlfə)
 
vb
to steal (minor items), esp in small quantities
 
[C14 pylfre (n) from Old French pelfre booty; see pelf]
 
'pilferer
 
n
 
'pilfering
 
n

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pilfer
c.1400 (n.), from O.Fr. pelfre "booty, spoils" (11c.), of unknown origin, possibly related to pelf. The verb is first recorded 1540s.
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