- 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.
filch definition by Webster's New World
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to steal (usually something small or petty); pilfer
Origin: Middle English filchen
filch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb filched, filch·ing, filch·es
To take (something, especially something of little value) in a furtive manner; snitch. See Synonyms at steal.
Origin: Middle English filchen.
- filchˈer noun