an armed Irish freebooter or plunderer, especially of the 17th century.
any freebooter or robber.
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How to use rapparee in a sentence
The rapparee took the letter, finished his glass of brandy, and disappeared to fulfil his commission.
Whilst matters were in this position, the Red rapparee began gradually to lose the confidence of his unscrupulous employer.
Rapid was the rush they made to Brady's house, and the very first that entered it was the Red rapparee.
In the meantime the sheriff had recognized the rapparee, by a single glance, as the man that had robbed him.
We leave them now, in order that we may follow the sheriff and his party, who went to secure the body of the Red rapparee.
British Dictionary definitions for rapparee
an Irish irregular soldier of the late 17th century
obsolete any plunderer or robber
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