bandit

noun ban·dit \ ˈban-dət \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of bandit

1 plural also banditti play \ban-ˈdi-tē\ : an outlaw who lives by plunder; especially : a member of a band of marauders
2 : robber
3 : an enemy plane

banditry

play \ˈban-də-trē\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of bandit

Italian bandito, from past participle of bandire to banish, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German bannan to command — more at ban



BANDIT Defined for English Language Learners

bandit

noun

Definition of bandit for English Language Learners

  • : a criminal who attacks and steals from travelers and who is often a member of a group of criminals


BANDIT Defined for Kids

bandit

noun ban·dit \ ˈban-dət \

Definition of bandit for Students

: a criminal who attacks and steals from travelers and is often a member of a group


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