freebooter


free·boo·ter

noun \ˈfrē-ˌbü-tər\

Definition of FREEBOOTER

free·boot \-ˌbüt\ intransitive verb

Examples of FREEBOOTER

  1. <the ship was captured by freebooters who were looking for gold>

Origin of FREEBOOTER

by folk etymology from Dutch vrijbuiter, from vrijbuit plunder, from vrij free + buit booty
First Known Use: 1570

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