Add a beard of three days' growth, and brigandish mustachios, and you have our 'picters.'
The officer was wrapped in a heavy blanket or carriage lap-robe, spotted like a leopard skin, which gave him a brigandish air.
He is a brigandish and bearded person in a foraging cap, leaning forward to rest himself on his gun.
But the cloak, is it not mysterious, brigandish—tragic, if you will?
c.1400, "lightly armed foot soldier," from Old French brigand (14c.), from Italian brigante "trooper, skirmisher, foot soldier," from brigare (see brigade). Sense of "one who lives by pillaging" is from early 15c., reflecting the lack of distinction between professional mercenary armies and armed, organized criminals.