As a politician, Sarkozy is as brutal as any buccaneer, and he lets the world see it.
A buccaneer wants status, too, but only if that status is justly earned and sustained through the quality of his work.
A buccaneer lives for the excitement of deciphering the mysteries of human experience.
That he was a "highwayman of the seas," a buccaneer and pirate, guilty of blood for gold, there can be no doubt.
But such a sight of glory and misery was never seen by buccaneer before.
The following story illustrates the social relations of the buccaneer master and his servant.
It was a fame such as no buccaneer—not even Morgan—has ever boasted, before or since.
There was a slight sound as of someone breathing hard, and the buccaneer stood before him.
Drake was a very great sailor, but he was undoubtedly a buccaneer.
The buccaneer paced the deck of his old ship in a thoughtful manner.
1660s, from French boucanier "user of a boucan," a native grill for roasting meat, from Tupi mukem (rendered in Portuguese as moquem c.1587): "initial b and m are interchangeable in the Tupi language" [Klein]. For Haitian variant barbacoa, see barbecue. Originally used of French settlers working as hunters and woodsmen in the Spanish West Indies, a lawless and piratical set after they were driven from their trade by Spanish authorities in the 1690s.