freebooter

  • 1 Freebooter — may refer to: * Marine freebooters, or pirates. * Filibuster (military), a group of individuals who engage in unauthorized warfare against foreign countries in North and Central America. * Rapparee, the Irish usage. * Freebooter (comics), a… …

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  • 2 Freebooter — Free boot er, n. [D. vrijbuiter, fr. vrijbuiten to plunder; vrij free + buit booty, akin to E. booty. See {Free}, and {Booty}, and cf. {Filibuster}.] One who plunders or pillages without the authority of national warfare; a member of a predatory… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 freebooter — 1560s, loan translation of Du. vrijbuiter plunderer, robber, from vrijbuiten to rob, plunder, from vrijbuit plunder, lit. free booty, from vrij free + buit booty, from buiten to exchange or plunder, from M.Du. buten, related to M.L.G. bute …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 freebooter — *pirate, buccaneer, privateer, corsair …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 freebooter — [frē′bo͞ot΄ər] n. [Du vrijbuiter < vrijbuiten, to plunder < vrij, free + buit, plunder] a plunderer; specif., a pirate …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 freebooter — noun Etymology: by folk etymology from Dutch vrijbuiter, from vrijbuit plunder, from vrij free + buit booty Date: 1570 pirate, plunderer • freeboot intransitive verb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 freebooter — /free booh teuhr/, n. a person who goes about in search of plunder; pirate; buccaneer. [1560 70; Anglicization of D vrijbuiter, equiv. to vrij free + buit BOOTY + er ER1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 freebooter — noun A pirate, or person who pillages and plunders Syn: pirate See Also: filibuster …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 freebooter — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pirate, buccaneer, plunderer, marauder; see pirate …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 freebooter — free|boot|er [ˈfri:bu:tə US ər] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Dutch; Origin: vrijbuiter, from vrij free + buit stolen things, booty ] someone who joins in a war in order to steal other people s goods and money …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 freebooter — see FILIBUSTER …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 12 freebooter — n. pirate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 freebooter — noun a pirate or lawless adventurer. Derivatives freeboot verb Origin C16: from Du. vrijbuiter, from vrij free + buit booty …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14 freebooter — n. 1. Robber, plunderer, pillager, despoiler, highwayman, footpad, brigand, bandit, marauder. 2. Pirate, buccaneer, rover …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15 freebooter — noun (C) someone who joins in a war in order to steal other people s goods and money freeboot verb (I) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 freebooter — n 1. pirate, viking, corsair, buccaneer, rapparee, privateer; highwayman, footpad, Sl. yegg or yeggman, bandit, bravo, Sp. bandolero, Southwest U.S. ladrone, Australian. bushranger, brigand, picaroon, desperado, outlaw. 2. pillager, plunderer,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 freebooter — free·boot·er …

    English syllables

  • 18 freebooter — free•boot•er [[t]ˈfriˌbu tər[/t]] n. a person who goes about in search of plunder; pirate; buccaneer • Etymology: 1560–70; Anglicization of D vrijbuiter …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 freebooter — /ˈfributə/ (say freeboohtuh) noun 1. someone who goes about in search of plunder; a pirate or buccaneer. 2. Obsolete a bushranger. {Dutch vrijbuiter, from vrij free + buit booty + er er1} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 freebooter — see FILIBUSTER …

    Word origins