verb (used with object)
Origin of filch
Examples from the Web for filch
For Nixon, it was the Watergate break-in, designed to filch political plans of his 1972 foes.
So you filch thousands of dollars out of the public purse, and you are the "Honorable Senator" just as before.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 3 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
There were some eggs and a filch of bacon which they had brought from Winnipeg.The Land of Promise|D. Torbett
It is base to filch a purse—daring to embezzle a million,—but it is immeasurably great to steal a diadem.Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy|Friedrich Schiller
There are two great risks in reading sermon books—a tendency to imitate the style and a temptation to filch the jewels.The Young Priest's Keepsake|Michael Phelan
Kumuk thought differently, and he was seen to filch once or twice, but a close watch was kept upon him.The Long Labrador Trail|Dillon Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for filch
Word Origin for filch
Word Origin and History for filch
"steal," 1560s, slang, perhaps from c.1300 filchen "to snatch, take as booty," of unknown origin. Liberman says filch is probably from German filzen "comb through." Related: Filched; filching.