noun, plural boo·ties.

spoil taken from an enemy in war; plunder; pillage.
something that is seized by violence and robbery.
any prize or gain.

Nearby words

  1. boots and saddles,
  2. bootstrap,
  3. bootstrap memory,
  4. bootstraps,
  5. boottopping,
  6. booty call,
  7. bootylicious,
  8. booze,
  9. booze cruise,
  10. booze hag

Origin of booty

1425–75; late Middle English botye, variant of buty < Middle Low German bute booty (originally a sharing of the spoils); cognate with Old Norse bȳti exchange, barter; oo of boot2

1–3. spoils, loot, gain, takings, winnings, swag.

Related formsboo·ty·less, adjective

Can be confusedbootee bootie booty



noun plural boo·ties, boo·tys.

Slang. the buttocks.
Slang: Vulgar.
  1. the vulva and vagina.
  2. sexual intercourse.
  3. women regarded as sex objects.
Also boo·dy [boo-dee, -tee] /ˈbu di, -ti/.

Origin of booty

1925–30; < obsolete Black English, perhaps alteration of body Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for booty



noun plural -ties

any valuable article or articles, esp when obtained as plunder

Word Origin for booty

C15: from Old French butin, from Middle Low German buite exchange; related to Old Norse býta to exchange, býti barter


slang the buttocks

Word Origin for booty

C20: from butt 1 buttocks

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Word Origin and History for booty



"plunder, gain, profit," mid-15c., from Old French butin "booty" (14c.), from a Germanic source akin to Middle Low German bute "exchange." Influenced in form and sense by boot (n.2) and in form by nouns ending in -y. Meaning "female body considered as a sex object" is 1920s, black slang.

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