You can filch money, time, and stuff, but I wouldn't recommend it. Filching is stealing, as in "You filched my cookies!"
- Pronunciation: /fɪltʃ/
- English Description: make off with belongings of others
- Synonyms: pinch
- Chinese Translation: 窃取(qie4 qu3)
- Spanish Translation: mangar
- ORIGIN: Doesn't filch just sound kind of dirty? That could be because it's one letter away from filth, but it's also true that stealing is usually considered a dirty, lowdown deed. No one wants their things to be filched. Filching is similar to pilfering, swiping, lifting, and purloining — other words for taking what isn't yours. We've all probably filched at some point, but thieves make a profession out of filching.
- She tackles him after he is caught filching some grub, prompting my favorite admonishment of the episode, and maybe the entire series thus far.
- The breach comes on top of a separate intrusion in which personally identifiable information on 4.2 million federal workers was filched from the OPM databases.
*New word description, story and part of "EXAMPLE SENTENCE" are cited in Vocabulary.com