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Definition of Robin Hood noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


Robin Hood

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a person who takes or steals money from rich people and gives it to poor people He was seen as an educational Robin Hood with his proposal to take federal money out of the hands of schools and place it in the hands of students. From the name of a character in traditional English stories who lived in a forest, robbing rich people and giving money to poor people.
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