verb \ˈfilch\

: to steal (something that is small or that has little value)

Full Definition of FILCH

transitive verb
:  to appropriate furtively or casually <filch a cookie>

Examples of FILCH

  1. He filched a pack of gum when no one was looking.
  2. <too hungry to wait until the party had started, he filched a cookie from the buffet table when no one was looking>

Origin of FILCH

Middle English
First Known Use: 1561

Rhymes with FILCH


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