booty

1
[ boo-tee ]
/ ˈbu ti /

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.

Origin of booty

1
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

SYNONYMS FOR booty

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

Related forms

boo·ty·less, adjective

Can be confused

bootee bootie booty

Definition for booty (2 of 2)

booty

2
[ boo-tee ]
/ ˈbu ti /

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

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1925–30; < obsolete Black English, perhaps alteration of body
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British Dictionary definitions for booty (1 of 2)

booty

1
/ (ˈbuːtɪ) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for booty (2 of 2)

booty

2
/ (ˈbuːtɪ) /

noun

slang the buttocks

Word Origin for booty

C20: from butt 1 buttocks
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