nounpl. -·dits or Rareban·dit′ti
- a robber, esp. one who robs travelers on the road; brigand; highwayman
- anyone who steals, cheats, exploits, etc.
Origin of banditItalian bandito from bandire, to outlaw from Germanic an unverified form bann (see ban), with spelling, spelled influenced, influence by Italian banda, band
- A robber, especially one who robs at gunpoint.
- An outlaw; a gangster.
- One who cheats or exploits others.
- Slang A hostile aircraft, especially a fighter aircraft.
Origin of banditItalian bandito from past participle of bandire to proclaim, proscribe, banish probably of Germanic origin ; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
- one who robs others
- an outlaw
- one who cheats others
- (military) An enemy aircraft.