bandit

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noun ban·dit \ˈban-dət\

Definition of bandit

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

  2. 2 :  robber

  3. 3 :  an enemy plane

banditry

play \ˈban-də-trē\ noun

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


First Known Use: 1611



BANDIT Defined for English Language Learners

bandit

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noun ban·dit \ˈban-dət\

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

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noun ban·dit \ˈban-dət\

Definition of bandit for Students

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


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