pilferer


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pil·fer

 (pĭl′fər)
v. pil·fered, pil·fer·ing, pil·fers
v.tr.
To steal (a small amount or item). See Synonyms at steal.
v.intr.
To steal or filch.

[From Middle English pilfre, booty, spoils, from Old French pelfre; probably akin to felpe, frepe, old clothes; see frippery.]

pil′fer·age (-ĭj) n.
pil′fer·er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pilferer - a thief who steals without using violencepilferer - a thief who steals without using violence
stealer, thief - a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
wharf rat - someone who lives near wharves and lives by pilfering from ships or warehouses

pilferer

noun
Translations
سارِق
zlodějíček
småtyv
hnuplari
zlodejíček
arakçı

pilferer

[ˈpɪlfərəʳ] Nratero/a m/f, ladronzuelo/a m/f

pilferer

nDieb(in) m(f), → Langfinger m (inf)

pilferer

[ˈpɪlfərəʳ] nladruncolo/a

pilfer

(ˈpilfə) verb
to steal (small things). He pilfered enough pieces of wood from the factory to make a chair.
ˈpilferage noun
ˈpilferer noun
References in classic literature ?
In the midst of them, the hangman, ever busy and ever worse than useless, was in constant requisition; now, stringing up long rows of miscellaneous criminals; now, hanging a housebreaker on Saturday who had been taken on Tuesday; now, burning people in the hand at Newgate by the dozen, and now burning pamphlets at the door of Westminster Hall; to-day, taking the life of an atrocious murderer, and to-morrow of a wretched pilferer who had robbed a farmer's boy of sixpence.
Here, Simon, put these pilferers out, shove 'em into the road, out with 'em
When we came on shore, the old pilot, who was now our friend, got us a lodging, together with a warehouse for our goods; it was a little hut, with a larger house adjoining to it, built and also palisadoed round with canes, to keep out pilferers, of which there were not a few in that country: however, the magistrates allowed us a little guard, and we had a soldier with a kind of half-pike, who stood sentinel at our door, to whom we allowed a pint of rice and a piece of money about the value of three-pence per day, so that our goods were kept very safe.
A pilferer, who made the rounds of the mosque exclusively to enrich himself but not his soul, was caught recently, ending his days as a prowler.
The police arrived quickly and the posh pilferer had already disappeared, another indication that he knew what he was after, Rouches said.
He said: "You are dealing here with a repeated pilferer of a nuisance level that will affect all the people living and shopping in the area, we accept that.
In the coinage prigsprigs, for example, "prig" is meant to refer to the thief or pilferer of British slang; hence, a "prigsprig" might plausibly be, say, some small wooden implement of a kind typically used by thieves.
Now his lineout ability will be tested by a pilferer of Fagin-like proportions.
Aren't most of us uncomfortable about turning in a time stealer, pilferer, or outright thief?
Debutant Nick Kennedy is such a dangerous line-out pilferer that England should have plenty of opportunities near the line, and that makes livewire Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care a decent shout at 5-2 to score a try.
A purse pilferer who targeted vulnerable elderly shoppers has been given a two-year Criminal Anti-social Behaviour Order.