Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who filches; a thief.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who filches; a thief.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who filches; one who is guilty of petty theft.

Etymologies

filch +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the first month of his new program, ever-aware Gandolo imprisoned the matriarchal Rotomor Gang and the triplet harridan sisters that commanded it, hung the notorious filcher Scynod of the Prehensile Feet, and chased a boisterous company of apes-turned-highwaymen from the Regretful Tomb Way all the way across the river Snat.

    GANDOLO OF THE WATCHFUL EYE • by Bill Ward

  • Ah the satisfaction of meeting a would be filcher, eyes gummed shut while they stumble around trying to dig their eyeballs loose with a tire lever...

    The Pinch Test: Indignities of Spring

  • Therefore, pathetic little mini-men like little stevie filcher of the Montana Stockgrowers ASS. work tirelessly to boost up his little ego.

    Buffalo Brian

  • But what the article FAILED to mention is that Marky Racicrotch (pronounced rossicrotch, Judy mars, and steve filcher of the mt. cattlemen's ASS., which has nothing to do with Montana ranchers) have PURPOSELY done EVERYTHING they could possibly do to blow this whole issue up into a world class crisis!

    Buffalo Brian

  • This man bore a high reputation in his calling, and was, indeed, esteemed as a sort of Scottish Vidocq, who knew by headmark every filcher of a handkerchief between Caithness and the Border.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847

  • His kneading tub and his pavin are the two misteries of his occupation and he is a filcher by his trade, but the miller is before him.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • The fashion of the day prescribed carrying the purse and the dagger dangling from the girdle, and many a good citizen departed from the tourney without the one and with the other, and it is needless to say which of the two articles the filcher left its owner.

    Under the Rose

  • Only the cry of a diving night-bird startled the stillness of the tranquil air; a rapacious filcher that quickly rose, and swept onward through the sea of night.

    Under the Rose

  • He would meet, when need be, the grim-visaged monster of dissolution with the dignity of a stoic, but by habit disdained not to dodge the shadow with the practised agility of a filcher and scamp.

    Under the Rose

  • As oozy honey-drops are pilfered by that filcher wee.

    0 1592. From "The Old-Fashioned Garden" by John Russell Hayes. Stedman, Edmund Clarence, ed. 1900. An American Anthology, 1787-1900

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