Definition of freebooter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈfriːbuːtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfriːbuːtər//
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a person who takes part in a war in order to steal goods and money Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Dutch vrijbuiter, from vrij ‘free’ + buit ‘booty’, + the noun suffix -er. Compare with filibuster.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: freebooter