buccaneerish
adjective see buccaneer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Buccaneerish — Buc ca*neer ish, a. Like a buccaneer; piratical. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buccaneerish — buccaneerˈish adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑buccaneer …   Useful english dictionary

  • buccaneer — buccaneerish, adj. /buk euh near /, n. 1. any of the piratical adventurers who raided Spanish colonies and ships along the American coast in the second half of the 17th century. 2. any pirate. [1655 65; < F boucanier, lit., barbecuer, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • buccaneer — noun Etymology: French boucanier woodsman, pirate (in the 17th century West Indies), from boucaner to smoke meat, from boucan wooden frame for smoking meat, from Tupi mokaʔe, mbokaʔe, from mo , mbo causative marker + kaʔế to be roasted, dried… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buccaneer — n. & v. n. 1 a pirate, orig. off the Spanish American coasts. 2 an unscrupulous adventurer. v.intr. be a buccaneer. Derivatives: buccaneering n. & adj. buccaneerish adj. Etymology: F boucanier f. boucaner cure meat on a barbecue f. boucan f. Tupi …   Useful english dictionary

  • buc|ca|neer|ish — «BUHK uh NIHR ihsh», adjective. like a buccaneer: »From his black beard and buccaneerish sort of look, a sailor would suppose it to be Davy Jones (Robert Southey) …   Useful english dictionary

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