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.
RISALPUR -- PESCO started crackdown on Wednesday against the power pilferer and arrested seven persons in this regard.
Mepco sources said that a power pilferer was also arrested by police in Burewala.
FAISALABAD: FESCO has claimed to nab 4246 power pilferers red handed from eight districts of its region during August and detached their electricity supply connections.
FAISALABAD -- FESCO has claimed to nab 4246 power pilferers red handed from eight districts of its region during August and detached their electricity supply connections.
MULTAN -- Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) caught 2,448 power pilferers and imposed over Rs 75.6 million fine on them during May 2019.
MULTAN -- The Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) has caught 17,276 power pilferers in a campaign against power theft and recovered fine worth over Rs210 million from them during the last eight months, The Nation has learnt.
MULTAN -- Task Force of Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) imposed fine over Rs 2.3 million on 94 power pilferers during a crack down across 13 districts of the region.
CHARSADDA -- WAPDA and Police officials arrested 59 power pilferers and recovered more than Rs.2.5 million from the defaulters in a crackdown conducted in different parts of the district.
MULTAN -- Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) caught 109 pilferers during operations throughout South Punjab.