rapparee

noun
rap·​pa·​ree | \ ˌra-pə-ˈrē How to pronounce rapparee (audio) \

Definition of rapparee

1 : an Irish irregular soldier or bandit

First Known Use of rapparee

1690, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rapparee

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

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“Rapparee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapparee. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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