Word of the day

The word for today is…

purloin (verb) – To steal, especially in a stealthy way.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Mid-14th century, “remove, misappropriate,” from Anglo-French purloigner “remove,” Old French porloigner “put off, retard, delay, drag out; be far away,” from por- (from Latin pro- “forth;”) + Old French loing “far,” from Latin longe, from longus “long”). Sense of “to steal” (1540s) is a development in English.


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