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rapparee

[ rap-uh-ree ]
/ ˌræp əˈri /
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noun
an armed Irish freebooter or plunderer, especially of the 17th century.
any freebooter or robber.
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Origin of rapparee

First recorded in 1680–90, rapparee is from the Irish word rapaire
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British Dictionary definitions for rapparee

rapparee
/ (ˌræpəˈriː) /

noun
an Irish irregular soldier of the late 17th century
obsolete any plunderer or robber

Word Origin for rapparee

C17: from Irish rapairidhe pike, probably from English rapier
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