buccaneer

[ buhk-uh-neer ]SEE DEFINITION OF buccaneer

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A pretty thing if we were snapped up by a buccaneer and sold in the Plantations!'

It was a fame such as no buccaneer—not even Morgan—has ever boasted, before or since.

With these he thought he could keep the buccaneer contingent in order and submissive.

My buccaneer transforms himself, under my very eyes, into an alderman!

Drake was a very great sailor, but he was undoubtedly a buccaneer.

In them were a score of snares for the buccaneer with money in his pocket and dope in his blood.

They had always felt sorry for the unfortunate wife of the buccaneer.

As the buccaneer did so, Mercedes sank on her knees by the side of the dead woman.

The sailor—the buccaneer—raise his eyes to her whom princes seek in vain?

In street-fighting your buccaneer is as good as, if not better than, a regular.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from French boucanier "user of a boucan," a native grill for roasting meat, from Tupi mukem (rendered in Portuguese as moquem c.1587): "initial b and m are interchangeable in the Tupi language" [Klein]. For Haitian variant barbacoa, see barbecue. Originally used of French settlers working as hunters and woodsmen in the Spanish West Indies, a lawless and piratical set after they were driven from their trade by Spanish authorities in the 1690s.

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