- robbe-grillet, alain,
- robben island,
- robber baron,
- robber barons,
- robber crab,
- robber fly,
- robber frog
Origin of robber
Examples from the Web for robber
The Robber Nerds, like the Robber Barons, have given tons of money to charity.
Robber Nerds exploit the poor working stiffs—but they do it in China and India where nobody gives a damn.
In an astoundingly brief time, the Party of Lincoln became the Party of Robber Barons.
Robber raids they called these wars which he waged for trumped-up pretexts.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
Unless Red, the Robber, shows up again in a confidential mood, Alex. laughed.The River Motor Boat Boys on the Mississippi|Harry Gordon
You're going to guide us, Mr. dog-goned Robber, or get plugged as full of holes as a dog-goned sieve.Curly|Roger Pocock
When he heard that Robber Mother had seen a garden more beautiful than his, a faint flush spread over his withered cheek.The Girl From the Marsh Croft|Selma Lagerlf
Dave turned the craft towards Robber Island and made a long tack.Dave Porter in the Far North|Edward Stratemeyer
late 12c., from Anglo-French robbere, Old French robeor, agent noun from rober (see rob). Robber baron in the "corrupt, greedy financier" sense is attested from 1870s, from a comparison of Gilded Age capitalists to medieval European warlords.
It is the attempt of the more shrewd to take advantage of the less shrewd. It is the attempt of the strong to oppress the weak. It is the old robber baron in his castle descending, after men have planted their crops, and stealing them. [Henry Ward Beecher, sermon, "Truthfulness," 1871]
Regulation by combination means that the railroad managers are feudal lords and that you are their serfs. It means that every car load of grain or other produce of your fields and shops that passes over the New York Central shall pay heavy toll for right of transit to Vanderbilt, the robber baron of our modern feudalism, who dominates that way. [W.C. Flagg, testimony to Congress, 1874]