Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who pilfers or practises petty theft.
  • noun Synonyms Thief, etc. See robber.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who pilfers; a petty thief.

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  • noun One who has pilfered.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a thief who steals without using violence

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Examples

  • Said another source, "After Right Round, we all thought he was just your basic one-dimensional pilferer of existing derivative material" -- a reference to Flo Rida's more traditional appropriation of the 1985 classic, You Spin Me Round Like a Record by Dead or Alive.

    John Baxter: Flo Rida Has Spellbound Critics Wondering Where He Gets It

  • To continue to argue for tax cuts after 2003 was, of course, the mark of a pilferer with the morals of a Russian oligarch.

    Matthew Yglesias » Surveying the Wreckage

  • Richard Prince has long reveled in his pose as a postmodern pilferer of other people's images—in being what's known as an "appropriation artist."

    When Appropriation Masquerades as Reconceptualized Art

  • Said another source, "After Right Round, we all thought he was just your basic one-dimensional pilferer of existing derivative material" -- a reference to Flo Rida's more traditional appropriation of the 1985 classic, You Spin Me Round Like a Record by Dead or Alive.

    John Baxter: Flo Rida Has Spellbound Critics Wondering Where He Gets It

  • “You, icy sweetness of strawberry, chocolate or vanilla, melting, stickily into your inverted dunce cap, ravisher of appetites, leading the younger generation from the straight and narrow paths of spinach, pilferer of the pennies that might go to make a fortune; destroyer of the peace of homes, instrument of bribery and reward of virtue.”

    One Big Table

  • I steal from dreams a pilferer who clings to vines of memory climbs again where blossoms sing – they seed a scent with redolent imaginings on which I feed

    Stealing From Dreams

  • The fact that an apparently reasonable and benign woman can find merit and solidarity with this organ pilferer is disturbing.

    Richard Batista, who donated a kidney and saved his wife's life and is now using that kidney as a bargaining chip in the divorce case.

  • I steal from dreams a pilferer who clings to vines of memory climbs again where blossoms sing – they seed a scent with redolent imaginings on which I feed

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • In 2003, there was another twist in the saga: A woman from Philadelphia named Joan Langbord discovered 10 Double Eagles in a safe deposit box belonging to her late father, Israel "Izzy" Switt, a jeweler long linked to rumored coin-pilferer McCann's stash.

    Most Valuable U.S. Coins

  • In 2003, there was another twist in the saga: A woman from Philadelphia named Joan Langbord discovered 10 Double Eagles in a safe deposit box belonging to her late father, Israel "Izzy" Switt, a jeweler long linked to rumored coin-pilferer McCann's stash.

    Most Valuable U.S. Coins

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