1 to steal or take privily (commonly, that which is of little value). 2 to pilfer.

The owner of the pharmacy caught Dan filching condoms. Feigning anger, the owner let Dan off with a warning and the box of condoms. They were expired, and the owner knew that a baby was better for business than a few lousy prophylactics.

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“Filch.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/filch. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “filch”, accessed October 23, 2020, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/filch.

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Filch. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/filch

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