pickaroon

[ pik-uh-roon ]
/ ˌpɪk əˈrun /

noun, verb (used without object)

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Definition for pickaroon (2 of 2)

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.

Origin of picaroon

1615–25; < Spanish picarón, augmentative of pícaro picaro
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Example sentences from the Web for pickaroon

  • "This seems to be your busy day, Pickaroon," suggested the overseer.

    The Landloper|Holman Day
  • I'll go very fast so that I not say it, for I am only old Pickaroon, and he is fine gentlemans!

    The Landloper|Holman Day
  • Men curved their palms at their ears, wondering what old Pickaroon could have to say in City Hall.

    The Landloper|Holman Day
  • When they called him "Pickaroon" it seemed to him that they were making a play-fellow of him.

    The Landloper|Holman Day

British Dictionary definitions for pickaroon (1 of 2)

pickaroon
/ (ˌpɪkəˈruːn) /

noun

a variant spelling of picaroon

British Dictionary definitions for pickaroon (2 of 2)

picaroon

pickaroon

/ (ˌpɪkəˈruːn) /

noun

archaic an adventurer or rogue

Word Origin for picaroon

C17: from Spanish picarón, from pícaro
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