noun, plural ban·dits or (Rare) ban·dit·ti [ban-dit-ee] /bænˈdɪt i/.
- a person who takes unfair advantage of others, as a merchant who overcharges; swindler; cheat.
- a vendor, cab driver, etc., who operates a business or works without a required license or permit, and without observing the usual rules or practices.
Origin of bandit
Examples from the Web for bandit
She stormed off next door, where the business owner tried to chase Wislon off before the bandit squeezed off a round.
One bandit came in the night to rob the couple, and shot at his wife when she exited the house.
I had my first taste of Tetra Pak wine from a neon green package labeled “Bandit” a couple of years ago.Taking Boxed Wine Seriously: It’s Not Just for Hobos and Teenagers Anymore|Jordan Salcito|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, who has made out like a bandit since the 2008 economic collapse?
A bandit tried to rob them, and they shot and killed him and went back to work Monday morning as if nothing had happened.Secret Service Colombia Sex Scandal Deepens as Political Drama Rises|Tara McKelvey|April 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Having taken the Bee too early from the bandit and handling her without suspecting any risk, I received a most downright sting.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
The bandit leader, leaving the express car, plunged headlong into the fight, battling like a fiend.Bert Wilson's Twin Cylinder Racer|J. W. Duffield
It was a Salvator-Rosa scene, and brought me back in fancy to the bandit legends I had read in boyhood.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)|Charles Lever
May you ride to your destruction, for your impudence, you bandit!The Continental Dragoon|Robert Neilson Stephens
The bandit of Capital falls, and shall perish in shame and in filth!
noun plural -dits or -ditti (-ˈdɪtɪ)
Word Origin for bandit
1590s, from Italian bandito (plural banditi) "outlaw," past participle of bandire "proscribe, banish," from Vulgar Latin *bannire "to proclaim, proscribe," from Proto-Germanic *bann (see ban (v.)). *Bannire (or its Frankish cognate *bannjan) in Old French became banir-, which, with lengthened stem, became English banish.