Pelf meaning

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Wealth or riches, especially when dishonestly acquired.
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Money or wealth regarded with contempt.
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Money; riches; gain; especially when dishonestly acquired (cf. lucre)
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Ill-gotten gains; booty.
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Origin of pelf

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin pelfra, pelfa probably from Old French pelfre pilfer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French pelfre, "booty, stolen goods." It is related to pilfer.

    From Wiktionary