moss-trooper

noun
moss-troop·​er | \ ˈmȯs-ˌtrü-pər How to pronounce moss-trooper (audio) \

Definition of moss-trooper

1 : one of a class of 17th century raiders in the marshy border country between England and Scotland
2 : pirate

Other Words from moss-trooper

moss-trooping \ ˈmȯs-​ˌtrü-​piŋ How to pronounce moss-trooper (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of moss-trooper

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Moss-trooper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moss-trooper. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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