verb (used with object)
- filatov flap,
- filchner ice shelf,
- file band,
- file card
Origin of filch
Examples from the Web for filcher
He ne'er by any luck was grieved,By any care perplexed— No filcher he, though when he preached,He always "took" a text.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
And when he had been told it, he turned to Mr. Filcher and asked him, "What the doose he meant by not waiting on his master?"
Mr. Filcher thoroughly understood the science of "flooring" a freshman.
By the time Mr. Smalls had re-appeared with the kettle, Mr. Filcher had thought it prudent to answer his master's summons.
He hired a stable a short distance from his lodgings, and engaged a man named Filcher as groom.Black Beauty|Anna Sewell
Word Origin for filch
1570s, agent noun from 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.