noun boo·ty \ˈbü-tē\
plural booties

Definition of BOOTY

:  plunder taken (as in war); especially :  plunder taken on land as distinguished from prizes taken at sea
:  a rich gain or prize

Origin of BOOTY

modification of Middle French butin, from Middle Low German būte exchange
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of BOOTY

spoil, plunder, booty, prize, loot mean something taken from another by force or craft. spoil, more commonly spoils, applies to what belongs by right or custom to the victor in war or political contest <the spoils of political victory>. plunder applies to what is taken not only in war but in robbery, banditry, grafting, or swindling <a bootlegger's plunder>. booty implies plunder to be shared among confederates <thieves dividing up their booty>. prize applies to spoils captured on the high seas or territorial waters of the enemy <the wartime right of seizing prizes at sea>. loot applies especially to what is taken from victims of a catastrophe <picked through the ruins for loot>.


noun \ˈbü-tē\
plural booties

Definition of BOOTY

:  buttocks

Variants of BOOTY

booty also boo·tie \ˈbü-tē\

Origin of BOOTY

alteration of an English-based creole word, ultimately from Early Mod English *bottie buttocks, perhaps from 1bottom + -ie
First Known Use: 1928

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BOOTY Defined for Kids


noun boo·ty \ˈbü-tē\

Definition of BOOTY for Kids

:  goods seized from an enemy in war or by robbery :  plunder
:  a valuable gain or prize


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