Robin Hood


Rob·​in Hood ˈrä-bən-ˌhu̇d How to pronounce Robin Hood (audio)
: a person or group likened to a heroic outlaw
especially : one that robs the rich and gives to the poor

Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Robin Hood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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