Robin Hood

Rob·​in Hood | \ ˈrä-bən-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce Robin Hood (audio) \

Definition of Robin Hood

: a person or group likened to a heroic outlaw especially : one that robs the rich and gives to the poor

First Known Use of Robin Hood

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Robin Hood

Robin Hood, legendary English outlaw who gave to the poor what he stole from the rich

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The first known use of Robin Hood was in the 15th century

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“Robin Hood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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