pelf


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pelf

 (pĕlf)
n.
Wealth or riches, especially when dishonestly acquired.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin pelfra, pelfa, probably from Old French pelfre; see pilfer.]

pelf

(pɛlf)
n
derogatory money or wealth, esp if dishonestly acquired; lucre
[C14: from Old French pelfre booty; related to Latin pilāre to despoil]

pelf

(pɛlf)

n.
money, esp. of questionable source.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French pelfre, peufre booty]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pelf - informal terms for moneypelf - informal terms for money    
money - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"

pelf

noun
A great amount of accumulated money and precious possessions:
References in classic literature ?
One can't be too deliberate,' Said Paul, 'in parting with one's pelf.
Most of these go unseen; a few are appendages to insanely indulgent celebrations that are nominally held in the child's honor but are chiefly staged to strut family pelf and clout.
pelf makes some crucial links between the difficulties discussed above and the experiences of actual teachers and students, including some nice examples of before and after poems.
Dying of thirst in the desert, a traveler's flask of water is worth the sum of all the pelf looted from Egypt.
Persuading politicians to give up sources of power, pelf and patronage is an uphill task.
In earlier statements, Culture Minister Ertugrul Gunay said he was against any kind of pelf.
Instead of focusing on these things, our politicians are busy fighting for power and pelf.
Perhaps in Indonesia they see and read the holy book differently because religion is not big business there and they do not use Islam - and the holy book - as a tool for power and pelf.