Bandit meaning

băndĭt
Anyone who steals, cheats, exploits, etc.
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One who cheats or exploits others.
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One who robs others.
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A robber, especially one who robs at gunpoint.
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An outlaw; a gangster.
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A hostile aircraft, especially a fighter aircraft.
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A robber, esp. one who robs travelers on the road; brigand; highwayman.
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One who cheats others.
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(military) An enemy aircraft.
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make out like a bandit
  • To be highly successful in a given enterprise.
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Origin of bandit

  • Italian bandito from past participle of bandire to proclaim, proscribe, banish probably of Germanic origin bhā-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Italian bandito, from Late Latin bannire (“to proclaim”).

    From Wiktionary