freebooter

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noun free·boo·ter \ˈfrē-ˌbü-tər\

Definition of freebooter

freeboot

play \ˈfrē-ˌbüt\ intransitive verb

Examples of freebooter in a sentence

  1. the ship was captured by freebooters who were looking for gold

Origin and Etymology of freebooter

by folk etymology from Dutch vrijbuiter, from vrijbuit plunder, from vrij free + buit booty


First Known Use: 1570



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