Definition of pilfer:
pussyfoot, hoist, gazump, rescind, crochet, crimp, appropriate, repeal, purloin, filch, go up, gyp, glom, face-lift, snare, top, squeeze, addict, bring up, crimes, raise, accost, snitch, arise, slip, pinch, soak, mulct, elevate, diddle, swipe, bunco, snarf, lift, snatch, scam, plume, plagiarise, knock off, walk off with, gip, goldbrick, sneak, revoke, uprise, twitch, tweet, solicit, move up, give, overcharge, victimize, wind, hook, overturn, thieve, creep, help yourself to something, airlift, rise, cabbage, come up, get up, mouse, countermand, run away with, vellicate, kidnap, vacate, rear, annul, reverse, burgle, rip off, hornswoggle, abstract, nobble, rook, twinge, abduct, short-change, pluck, con, surcharge.
- "The Settler and the Savage", R.M. Ballantyne.
" I have yet to learn," said Dennis, fully aware of the renewed look of doubt in the faces of the men, " that a Red Cross nurse has any right to pilfer a field letter- box, or that she usually carries a Browning pistol for that purpose.- "With Haig on the Somme", D. H. Parry.
- "Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II.", Gustav Freytag.