Booty
Booty Boo"ty, n. [Cf. Icel. b[=y]ti exchange, barter, Sw. byte barter, booty, Dan. bytte; akin to D. buit booty, G. beute, and fr. Icel. byta, Sw. byta, Dan. bytte, to distribute, exchange. The Scandinavian word was influenced in English by boot profit.] That which is seized by violence or obtained by robbery, especially collective spoil taken in war; plunder; pillage. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{To play booty}, to play dishonestly, with an intent to lose; to allow one's adversary to win at cards at first, in order to induce him to continue playing and victimize him afterwards. [Obs.] --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
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