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Definition of buccaneer noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    buccaneer

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌbʌkəˈnɪr//
     
     
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  1. 1(in the past) a sailor who attacked ships at sea and stole from them synonym pirate
  2. 2(especially in business) a person who achieves success in a skillful but not always honest way
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: buccaneer