Filching vs Pilfering - What's the difference?

filching | pilfering |


As verbs the difference between filching and pilfering

is that filching is while pilfering is .

As nouns the difference between filching and pilfering

is that filching is the act of one who filches; theft while pilfering is the act by which something is pilfered; a petty theft.

filching

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of one who filches; theft.
  • * 1959 , Jack London, The Star Rover
  • Truly, the worships of the Mystery wandered as did men, and between filchings and borrowings the gods had as vagabond a time of it as did we.

    pilfering

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is pilfered; a petty theft.