filch

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From Middle English filchen ‎(to steal, pilfer), of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to Old English fylcian ‎(to marshal troops), Old English ġefylce ‎(band of men, army, host). Related to folk.

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filch ‎(third-person singular simple present filches, present participle filching, simple past and past participle filched)

  1. (transitive) To steal, to illegally take possession of.
    Hey! Someone filched my noggin.

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