One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The unscrupulous filchers of this technology then intend to sell the chip back to interested US arms companies - or worse, to the highest bidder.’
- ‘Then there's my 83-year-old cousin, whose stock-in-trade is a trick that he plays with a scrub jay that nests in the area, a garbage filcher named JJ.’
- ‘Wow, I haven't even had my morning coffee yet and already I'm a "filcher"?’
- ‘Now, filchers consider theft an art form, and with the kind of skill they display, it might as well be.’
- ‘I am a food-filcher.’
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