pilfering

 /ˈpɪlfərɪŋ/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
pil•fer /ˈpɪlfɚ/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. to steal, esp. in small quantities: [+ object]pilfering pens and pencils.[no object]pilfering from the office.
pil•fer•age /ˈpɪlfərɪdʒ/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
pil•fer•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
pil•fer  (pilfər), 
v.i., v.t. 
  1. to steal, esp. in small quantities.
Etymology:
  • Middle French pelfre. See pelf
  • verb, verbal use of late Middle English pilfre booty 1540–50
pilfer•er, n. 
thieve, purloin, filch, appropriate.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

pilfer /ˈpɪlfə/ vb
  1. to steal (minor items), esp in small quantities
Etymology: 14th Century pylfre (n) from Old French pelfre booty; see pelf

ˈpilferer n ˈpilfering n



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