rapparee

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noun rap·pa·ree \ˌra-pə-ˈrē\

Definition of rapparee

  1. 1 :  an Irish irregular soldier or bandit

  2. 2 :  vagabond, plunderer

Origin and Etymology of rapparee

Irish rapaire, ropaire, literally, thruster, stabber, from rop thrust, stab


First Known Use: 1690


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