Definition of purloin in English:
verb[with object] formal or humorous
Steal (something): he must have managed to purloin a copy of the key
More example sentences
- Their images are purloined, confiscated, appropriated, stolen.
- Were old trees being purloined, appropriated wrongfully, when they were sectioned by scientists?
- Bits of our constitution were actually purloined from the United States Constitution.
Middle English (in the sense 'put at a distance'): from Anglo-Norman French purloigner 'put away', from pur- 'forth' + loign 'far'.
Words that rhyme with purloinadjoin, Boulogne, coign, coin, conjoin, Des Moines, Dordogne, enjoin, groin, groyne, join, loin, quoin, subjoin
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