Pelf Definition

Ill-gotten gains; booty.
Webster's New World
Wealth or riches, especially when dishonestly acquired.
American Heritage
Money or wealth regarded with contempt.
Webster's New World

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

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