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pickaroon

[pik-uh-roon]
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noun, verb (used without object)
  1. picaroon.
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picaroon

or pick·a·roon

[pik-uh-roon]
noun
  1. a rogue, vagabond, thief, or brigand.
  2. a pirate or corsair.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to act or operate as a pirate or brigand.
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Origin of picaroon

1615–25; < Spanish picarón, augmentative of pícaro picaro
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Historical Examples

  • I'll go very fast so that I not say it, for I am only old Pickaroon, and he is fine gentlemans!

    The Landloper

    Holman Day

  • "This seems to be your busy day, Pickaroon," suggested the overseer.

    The Landloper

    Holman Day

  • When they called him "Pickaroon" it seemed to him that they were making a play-fellow of him.

    The Landloper

    Holman Day

  • Men curved their palms at their ears, wondering what old Pickaroon could have to say in City Hall.

    The Landloper

    Holman Day


British Dictionary definitions for pickaroon

pickaroon

noun
  1. a variant spelling of picaroon
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picaroon

pickaroon

noun
  1. archaic an adventurer or rogue
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Word Origin

C17: from Spanish picarón, from pícaro
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Word Origin and History for pickaroon

picaroon

n.

1620s, "rogue, thief, adventurer; pirate, sea-robber; small pirate ship," from Spanish picaron, augmentative of picaro "rogue" (see picaresque); also cf. -oon.

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