money or wealth, usually regarded with disapproval or contempt.
example: The robbers were discovered in a barn, huddled over their pelf.
In battle or business, whatever the game,
In law, or in love it is ever the same:
In the struggle for power, or the scramble for pelf,
Let this be your motto, “Rely on yourself.” J. G. Saxe
A man admiring his pelf.