"plunderer," early 14c., from obsolete verb pill "to plunder, to pillage" (see pillage (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for piller

Historical Examples of piller

  • Only you washed them dishes with the sink cloth and wiped 'em with a piller case.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Howd you like to have a raffle-book on something—a chair or a piller?

  • Well, it's all you can do to set in a chair with a piller behind you.

    Uncle William

    Jennette Lee

  • She pinned the note to Henry's piller, and then she got on her horse and started for home.

    The Land of Long Ago

    Eliza Calvert Hall

  • Small, long, sharp at the point, and straight as any piller.