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pilfer

Definition of pilfer

Etymology

    From Old French pelfre.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈpɪl.fə/, SAMPA: /"pIl.f@/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈpɪl.fɚ/
  • Audio (US) [?]

Verb

to pilfer (third-person singular simple present pilfers, present participle pilfering, simple past and past participle pilfered)

  1. To steal in small quantities, or articles of small value; to practise petty theft.

Derived terms

References:

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