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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Money or wealth, especially when acquired in a dishonorable manner.
From Old French pelfre (booty), which also gave us the word pilfer. Earliest documented use: 1425.
“It is not as if the sheikh is short of pelf. He paid $400 million-odd for the Ingham family’s famed Australian racing and breeding operation.”
Craig Young; Sheikh’s Newest Young Star May Be Headed for Bigger Things; Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Feb 28, 2011.
See more usage examples of pelf in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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