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.
The portly pilferer is facing a year in the slammer and, worse still, is being disowned by his beloved Fianna Fail.
RISALPUR -- PESCO started crackdown on Wednesday against the power pilferer and arrested seven persons in this regard.
Saira Afzal Tarar said that electricity pilferers were not well-wishers of Pakistan at all and directed the GEPCO officers to launch crackdown on electricity pilferers and she or any other elected representatives would not favor to any electricity pilferer at all.
He held load shedding is increasing day by day in the country and Sindh is being dubbed as power pilferer while quantum of power pilferage is more than other three provinces in Punjab.
MULTAN -- The Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) Metre Reader was suspended for facilitating power pilferer, here on Wednesday.
A pilferer Ghulam Rasool was fined Rs 62,944, Nadeem Akhtar Rs 51,920, Mohammad Ishtiaq Hussain Rs 66,882, Mohammad Akram Rs 68,902, Mumtaz Hussain Rs 67,824, Mumtaz Mai Rs 60,588, Shamim Akhtar Rs 64,290
The teams also apprehended 33 proclaimed offenders wanted in different cases of dacoity, robbery, theft etc, a power pilferer for stealing electricity through direct wires, eight for violating Tenant Act and 10 gamblers were arrested with stake money and gambling stuff.
Police on Thursday said a Fesco task force during a drive against power theft had conducted raids at Pathan Kot and Old Bhalwal and apprehended five pilferers.
He appealed people to avoid such appliances and help Wapda to expose power pilferers.