verb (used with or without object)
Origin of pilfer
Examples from the Web for pilferer
Now we've caught the pilferer, and we'll make an example of her!Complete Short Works|Georg Ebers
Dear Mr. Pilferer,—In answer to your note, I have nothing to say of any interest.
The Pilferer will not be a colourless reflection of public opinion for the time being.
What have you done with my piece of writing paper, you pilferer?Dead Souls|Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
The whole school had gone distracted, but the pilferer was too clever to be caught.The Motor Maids' School Days|Katherine Stokes
British Dictionary definitions for pilferer
Word Origin for pilfer
Word Origin and History for pilferer
1540s, from pilfer (n.) "spoils, booty," c.1400, from Old French pelfre "booty, spoils" (11c.), of unknown origin, possibly related to pelf. Related: Pilfered; pilfering.