Bandit Definition

băndĭt
bandits, banditti
noun
bandits
A robber, esp. one who robs travelers on the road; brigand; highwayman.
Webster's New World
An outlaw; a gangster.
American Heritage
Anyone who steals, cheats, exploits, etc.
Webster's New World
A hostile aircraft, especially a fighter aircraft.
American Heritage
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
policelaw
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idiom
make out like a bandit
  • To be highly successful in a given enterprise.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Bandit

Noun

Singular:
bandit
Plural:
bandits

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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

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