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Related to pelf: succourless
Wealth or riches, especially when dishonestly acquired.
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin pelfra, pelfa, probably from Old French pelfre; see pilfer.]
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derogatory money or wealth, esp if dishonestly acquired; lucre
[C14: from Old French pelfre booty; related to Latin pilāre to despoil]
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money, esp. of questionable source.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French pelfre, peufre booty]
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|Noun||1.||pelf - informal terms for money |
boodle, clams, dinero, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, moolah, shekels, simoleons, wampum, loot, dough, bread, cabbage, sugar, scratch
money - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
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