privateersman

[ prahy-vuh-teerz-muh n ]
/ ˌpraɪ vəˈtɪərz mən /
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noun, plural pri·va·teers·men.

an officer or sailor of a privateer.

Nearby words

  1. private viewdata,
  2. private-equity company,
  3. private-line car,
  4. privateer,
  5. privateering,
  6. privately,
  7. privation,
  8. privatisation,
  9. privatism,
  10. privative

Origin of privateersman

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80; privateer + 's1 + -man

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