- Filch is defined as to steal a small thing.
An example of filch is to take a pen from someone's desk when they're not looking.
Origin of filchMiddle English filchen
transitive verbfilched, filch·ing, filch·es
Origin of filchMiddle English filchen.
(third-person singular simple present filches, present participle filching, simple past and past participle filched)
- To steal, to illegally take possession of.
- Hey! Someone filched my noggin.