- Pilfer is defined as to steal a small item.
An example of pilfer is stealing a candy bar from a convenience store.
pilfer definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Middle French pelfrer ; from pelfre, booty
- pilferer noun
pilfer definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb pil·fered, pil·fer·ing, pil·fers verb, transitive
Origin: From Middle English pilfre, spoils, from Old French pelfre.
- pilˈfer·age noun
- pilˈfer·er noun