picaroon

or pick·a·roon

[ pik-uh-roon ]
/ ˌpɪk əˈrun /

noun

a rogue, vagabond, thief, or brigand.
a pirate or corsair.

verb (used without object)

to act or operate as a pirate or brigand.

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Origin of picaroon

1615–25; <Spanish picarón, augmentative of pícaropicaro
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British Dictionary definitions for picaroon

picaroon

pickaroon

/ (ˌpɪkəˈruːn) /

noun

archaic an adventurer or rogue

Word Origin for picaroon

C17: from Spanish picarón, from pícaro
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