freebooter

[ free-boo-ter ]
/ ˈfriˌbu tər /

noun

a person who goes about in search of plunder; pirate; buccaneer.

Origin of freebooter

1560–70; Anglicization of Dutch vrijbuiter, equivalent to vrij free + buit booty1 + -er -er1
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freebooter

/ (ˈfriːˌbuːtə) /

noun

a person, such as a pirate, living from plunder
informal a person, esp an itinerant, who seeks pleasure, wealth, etc, without responsibility

Word Origin for freebooter

C16: from Dutch vrijbuiter, from vrijbuit booty; see filibuster
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