"filch" Definition

  1. to steal, or purloin. Originally a cant word, derived from the FILCHES, or hooks, thieves used to carry, to hook clothes, or any portable articles from open windows.—_Vide_ Decker. It was considered a cant or gipsy term up to the beginning of the last century. Harman has “FYLCHE, to robbe.” Probably from “FILICHI,” Romany for a handkerchief.

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Position in the dictionary: 1228 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: file, filibuster, fillibrush, fimble-famble, fin, finder, finnuf, fire-eater, firkytoodle, first flight
Previous words in the dictionary: figure, figaro, fig-leaf, fig, fieri-facias., field-lane duck, field, fiddling, fiddles, fiddlers’ green

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