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Contributor Contrib.Marusero on 5/14/2018
Occupational name for a maker or seller of pilches, from an agent derivative of PILCH. In early 17th-century English, pilcher was a popular term of abuse, being confused or punningly associated with the unrelated verb pilch "to steal" and with the unrelated noun pilchard, a kind of fish.