What does the word filch mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To steal in small amounts; pilfer.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Filcher.

Usage examples for filch

  1. The guerdon was mine, and I was determined this time that no traitor or ingrate should filch from me the reward of my labours. – Castles in the Air by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  2. Yet these mine owne: I wrong not other men, Nor trafique further then thys happy Clyme, Nor filch from Portes, nor from Petrarchs pen, A fault too common in this latter time. – Minor Poems of Michael Drayton by Michael Drayton
  3. Sirs, He plays you 'gainst each other as the eagle Sets ospreys in contention over prey That he may filch the prize! – Semiramis and Other Plays Semiramis, Carlotta And The Poet by Olive Tilford Dargan