Adjective "filched" definition and examples

(Filched may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/fɪltʃ/

Definitions and examples

verb

Pilfer or steal (something, especially an item of small value) in a casual way.
  1. 'Both major candidates are filching each others’ rhetoric and pandering.'
  2. 'He had known this man since he was a boy, when he'd been caught more than once filching pies, cookies, or other sweets from the windows of unsuspecting wives and their maids in the neighborhoods of the city.'
  3. 'When John Major initiated the Lottery, he put safeguards in place to stop Government filching the cash.'
  4. 'No one had snatched the last slice, so I filched it.'
  5. 'In my judgment although I cannot rule it out it is less likely that the draft advice was filched or photocopied by a member of Chambers, an employee of Chambers or by Solicitors, clients, witnesses or others visiting Chambers.'
  6. 'He had filched food, stolen everything from money to clothes and had spent a lot of his time running from police for some crime or another.'
  7. 'Mostly, they gamble with other people's money, filching fat fees whether the gamble pays off or not.'
  8. 'Mr Gallagher said ‘when the finger of suspicion points at the building industry people ought to look more closely at the kind of money being filched by the government on every purchase the first time buyer makes in this market.’'
  9. 'Those who have filched power - and they are not all in office, so they reckon on a continuity of that power beyond presidential elections - pretend to be saving the world and offering its population the chance to become their clients.'
  10. 'She filches cleaning supplies from her parents' house when she goes home to visit.'

More definitions

1. to steal (especially something of small value); pilfer: to filch ashtrays from fancy restaurants.

More examples(as adjective)

"scraps can be filched."

"objects can be filched."

Origin

(filch)Middle English: of unknown origin.