picaroon
I. noun or pickaroon Etymology: Spanish picarón, augmentative of pícaro Date: 1624 1. pirate 2. picaro II. intransitive verb Date: 1625 to act as a pirate

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  • Picaroon — Pic a*roon , n. [Sp. picaron, aug. of picaro roguish, n., a rogue.] One who plunders; especially, a plunderer of wrecks; a pirate; a corsair; a marauder; a sharper. Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • picaroon — [pik΄ə ro͞on′] n. [Sp picaron < pícaro] 1. PICARO 2. a pirate or pirate ship …   English World dictionary

  • picaroon — /pik euh roohn /, n. 1. a rogue, vagabond, thief, or brigand. 2. a pirate or corsair. v.i. 3. to act or operate as a pirate or brigand. Also, pickaroon. [1615 25; < Sp picarón, aug. of pícaro PICARO] * * * …   Universalium

  • picaroon — 1. noun /ˌpɪkəˈruːn/ a) A pirate or picaro. b) A pirate ship. Syn: corsair, pirate, privateer, brigand, knave …   Wiktionary

  • picaroon — pic·a·roon || ‚pɪkÉ™ ruːn n. thief, robber; rogue, scoundrel; adventurer v. rob, plunder, steal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • picaroon — [ˌpɪkə ru:n] noun archaic an outlaw, pirate, or criminal. Origin C17: from Sp. picarón, augmentative of picaro rogue …   English new terms dictionary

  • picaroon — n. 1. Rogue, cheat, adventurer. 2. [Written also Pickeroon] Pirate, corsair, buccaneer, freebooter, marauder, sea robber, sea rover, plunderer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • picaroon — n 1. rogue, rascal, rapscallion, devil, mischief maker, scamp, Inf. scalawag; scoundrel, villain, knave, blackguard, miscreant, reprobate, black sheep, good for nothing, prodigal, Inf. rip; caitiff, rotter, felon, ruffian, riffraff, recreant,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • picaroon — pic·a·roon …   English syllables

  • picaroon — pic•a•roon [[t]ˌpɪk əˈrun[/t]] n. 1) a rogue, vagabond, thief, or brigand 2) a pirate or corsair • Etymology: 1615–25; < Sp picarón, aug. of pícaro picaro …   From formal English to slang

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