Pilfer is defined as to steal a small item.verb
An example of pilfer is stealing a candy bar from a convenience store.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: < MFr pelfrer < pelfre, booty
- pilferer noun
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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