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Embezzle or steal (money, especially public funds)‘the people accused them of having peculated the public money’[no object] ‘he was arrested for peculating from official funds’purloin, thieve, take, take for oneself, help oneself to, loot, pilfer, abscond with, run off with, appropriate, abstract, carry off, shopliftView synonyms
Mid 18th century: from Latin peculat- embezzled, from the verb peculari (related to peculium property).
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.