freebooter[ free-boo-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF freebooter
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It was nothing—only the quip of a witty fellow, descendant of a Spanish freebooter.
Nor was the freebooter's conversation more in accord with his surroundings.
True, the law said it was his, but the law did not mean to reward the freebooter; yet that is exactly what it did.
He was a freebooter with most of the virtues and vices of his kind.
He had the Viking spirit, and he burnt with a freebooter's passion for the sea.
"Let us enter," said the freebooter, preceding his companions.
They thought that his purpose was merely that of a freebooter.
She was riding away with a freebooter, a road-agent, to be held for ransom.
They entertained the freebooter, and like him have long since mouldered to ashes.
The taxpayer in him was stronger than the freebooter, after all.
1560s, loan-translation of Dutch vrijbuiter "plunderer, robber," from vrijbuiten "to rob, plunder," from vrijbuit "plunder," literally "free booty," from vrij "free" + buit "booty," from buiten "to exchange or plunder," from Middle Dutch buten, related to Middle Low German bute "exchange" (see booty). Cf. filibuster. The back-formed verb freeboot is recorded from 1590s.