pilfery

noun
pil·​fery | \ -rē \
plural -es

Definition of pilfery

: petty theft

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History and Etymology for pilfery

probably alteration of earlier pelfery booty, from (assumed) Old North French pelferie, from the source of Middle French pelfre booty

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“Pilfery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilfery. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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