picaroon

noun
pic·​a·​roon | \ ˌpi-kə-ˈrün How to pronounce picaroon (audio) \
variants: or pickaroon

Definition of picaroon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : pirate
2 : picaro

picaroon

verb
picarooned; picarooning; picaroons

Definition of picaroon (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to act as a pirate

First Known Use of picaroon

Noun

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for picaroon

Noun

Spanish picarón, augmentative of pícaro

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

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