filcher

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

filch +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

filcher (plural filchers)

  1. One who filches; a thief.
    • 1820 August, Daniel O'Rourke, “An Epic Poem, in Six Cantos”, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, volume 7, number 41, page 35: 
      But to return — Poor Paddy had a wife,
      The very plague and torment of his soul,
      The harbinger of battle and of strife,
      And, what was worse, the filcher of his bowl ;
    • 1991, Sean Altman and David Yazbek, “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” (song), Rockapella: 
      Well, she sneaks around the world from Kiev to Carolina / She's a sticky-fingered filcher from Berlin down to Belize

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.