Definitions for pelfpɛlf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pelfpɛlf(n.)

  1. money, esp. of questionable source.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of pelf:

1300–50; ME < AF; OF pelfre, peufre booty

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum(noun)

    informal terms for money

Wiktionary

  1. pelf(Noun)

    money; riches; gain; especially when dishonestly acquired (cf. lucre)

  2. Origin: Old French pelfre, "booty, stolen goods." It is related to pilfer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pelf(noun)

    money; riches; lucre; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten or worthless. It has no plural

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