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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOOTY

The greater the number of thieves, the smaller each portion of booty.

The creature comes to the tree by night, inserts his paw, and grasps his booty.

However, they were unwilling to relinquish the booty which they had planned to seize.

The customer is robbed of it by two scoundrels who quarrel over the booty.

As soon as the plunderers saw them, they left their booty and took to flight.

Here they halted seven days while they disposed of their booty by sale.

Great as is our booty, there is still more to be had there for the taking.

The booty was divided among the London merchants, as had been agreed upon.

They left her there as a rallying point for the boats, and to receive the booty.

I am terrified to linger here, lest I be boarded and the booty discovered.

WORD ORIGIN

"plunder, gain, profit," mid-15c., from Old French butin "booty" (14c.), from a Germanic source akin to Middle Low German bute "exchange." Influenced in form and sense by boot (n.2) and in form by nouns ending in -y. Meaning "female body considered as a sex object" is 1920s, black slang.

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