noun Rob·erds·man \ˈräbə(r)dzmən\

Definition of Roberdsman



  1. :  one of a class of vagabond thieves and robbers in 14th century England

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Origin and Etymology of roberdsman

Middle English roberdesman, robertesman, probably from Robertes (genitive of the name Robert, probably considered an appropriate fictitious name for a robber because of the similarity in sound to Middle English robbere robber) + Middle English man

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