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picaroon

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noun pic·a·roon \ˌpi-kə-ˈrün\
variants: or

pickaroon

Definition of picaroon

  1. 1 :  pirate

  2. 2 :  picaro

Origin and Etymology of picaroon

Spanish picarón, augmentative of pícaro


First Known Use: 1624


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picaroon

verb pic·a·roon

Definition of picaroon

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act as a pirate

1625

First Known Use of picaroon

1625

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