elizabeth (rainbow_yarn) wrote in 1word1day,

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purloin [per-LOIN, PUR-loin]

transitive verb
1. to take dishonestly; steal; filch; pilfer.

intransitive verb
2. to commit theft; steal.


I found this word when reading a Roman play about a man who did tackily dishonest things such as purloining his wife's fur coat to give to his mistress.
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