An example of a buccaneer is Captain Hook.
An example of to buccaneer is to act and dress like a pirate for Halloween.
Origin of buccaneer
- French boucanier from boucaner to cure meat from boucan barbecue frame of Tupian origin Tupí mukém rack
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- French boucanier, from boucaner (“to smoke or broil meat and fish, to hunt wild beasts for their skins”).