verb (used with or without object)
- pilgrim bottle,
- pilgrim fathers
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
Word Origin for pilfer
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.