booty
I. noun (plural booties) Etymology: modification of Middle French butin, from Middle Low German būte exchange Date: 15th century 1. plunder taken (as in war); especially plunder taken on land as distinguished from prizes taken at sea 2. a rich gain or prize Synonyms: see spoil II. noun also bootie (plural booties) Etymology: alteration of an English-based creole word, ultimately from Early Modern English *bottie buttocks, perhaps from 1bottom + -ie Date: 1928 slang buttocks

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Booty — may refer to:* A nautical term for treasure * American slang for buttocks Other uses * Booty (computer game) * Booty (EastEnders) …   Wikipedia

  • booty — plunder, gain, profit, mid 15c., from O.Fr. butin booty (14c.), from a Germanic source akin to M.L.G. bute exchange. Influenced in form and sense by BOOT (Cf. boot) (2) and in form by nouns ending in y. Meaning female body considered as a sex… …   Etymology dictionary

  • booty — booty1 [bo͞ot′ē] n. pl. booties [MLowG bute, akin to Ger beute; infl. by BOOT2] 1. loot taken from the enemy; spoils of war 2. anything seized by force or robbery; plunder 3. any gain, prize, or gift SYN. SPOIL ☆ booty2 …   English World dictionary

  • booty — index pillage, plunder, prize, reward, spoils Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • booty — *spoil, loot, plunder, prize, swag …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • booty — [n] loot boodle, gain, goods, haul*, pickings*, plunder, spoils, swag, takings*; concepts 337,710 …   New thesaurus

  • booty — ► NOUN ▪ valuable stolen goods. ORIGIN Low German b te, buite exchange, distribution …   English terms dictionary

  • booty — 1. (booty) (4530↑, 689↓) 1. pirate treasure, plunder or other ill gotten gains 2. butt, ass, specifically female posterior 3. sex, screwing 4. crap 1. Capt. Yellowbeard: Split the booty, mates! 2. Ike Turner: Shake dat booty, woman! I said shake… …   Urban English dictionary

  • booty — n. 1) to capture, seize, take booty 2) war booty * * * [ buːtɪ] seize take booty to capture war booty …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Booty — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Booty >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 booty booty spoil plunder prize loot swag ???>* pickings Sgm: N 1 spolia opima spolia opima prey Sgm: N 1 blackmail blackmail …   English dictionary for students

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