Origin of purloinMiddle English purlognen from Old French purloignier from pur- (L pro-), for + loin, far from Classical Latin longe, long
She will purloin her cousin's red shoes because they go perfectly with her outfit.
When you steal your cousin's shoes, this is an example of a time when you purloin the shoes.
transitive verbpur·loined, pur·loin·ing, pur·loins
Origin of purloinMiddle English purloinen to remove from Anglo-Norman purloigner pur- away ( from Latin prō- ; see pro- 1. ) loign far ( from Latin longē ) ( from longus long ; see del-1 in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present purloins, present participle purloining, simple past and past participle purloined)
Anglo-Norman purloigner, one of the variants of Old French porloigner.