Recent Examples of bandit from the Web
Virtual bandits have committed wave after wave of digital crimes.
In the first theft on Friday night, the bandits broke in and stole boxes containing 30,000 condoms.
Make no mistake: The three-armed bandits have taken over school playgrounds like nothing Alice Birney Elementary Principal Jewel Jackson has seen since Pokemon cards.
Equally, it’s not clear if the bandits were after the Duke equipment specifically, or if the Land Cruisers were the sole target and the jammers were simply bonuses.
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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
First Known Use: 1611
BANDIT Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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