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filch

[ filch ]
/ fɪltʃ /
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verb (used with object)
to steal (especially something of small value); pilfer: to filch ashtrays from fancy restaurants.
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Origin of filch

1250–1300; Middle English filchen to attack (in a body), take as booty, Old English fylcian to marshal (troops), draw (soldiers) up in battle array, derivative of gefylce band of men; akin to folk

OTHER WORDS FROM filch

filcher, nounfilch·ing·ly, adverbun·filched, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for filch

filch
/ (fɪltʃ) /

verb
(tr) to steal or take surreptitiously in small amounts; pilfer

Derived forms of filch

filcher, noun

Word Origin for filch

C16 filchen to steal, attack, perhaps from Old English gefylce band of men
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