corsair


cor·sair

noun \ˈkr-ˌser; kr-ˈ\

Definition of CORSAIR

:  pirate; especially :  a privateer of the Barbary Coast

Examples of CORSAIR

  1. <no one knows the fate of the corsair's treasure-filled ship>

Origin of CORSAIR

Middle French & Old Italian; Middle French corsaire pirate, from Old Occitan corsari, from Old Italian corsaro, from Medieval Latin cursarius, from Latin cursus course — more at course
First Known Use: 1549

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