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 banditti
I will tell you, some time, the story of the last of the banditti.Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia|Thomas Forester
Among the rough element were Tory banditti from the overmountain region.Pioneers of the Old Southwest|Constance Lindsay Skinner
Nor me any thing but the rough cottagers and banditti men; but, never mind, my bass solo will do the trick.The English Spy|Bernard Blackmantle
Did you ever hear the banditti relate any thing extraordinary of these rooms?'The Mysteries of Udolpho|Ann Radcliffe
Unless the nest of banditti at Tippecanoe was broken up, the axe would quickly fall on all the settlements.The Land of the Miamis|Elmore Barce
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.