Rapparee meaning

răpə-rē
A freebooting soldier of 17th-century Ireland.
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A bandit or robber.
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(historical) An Irish freebooting soldier.
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A plunderer or robber.
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Origin of rapparee

  • Irish Gaelic rapaire variant of ropaire cutpurse from ropaid he stabs

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

  • from Irish rapaire, variant of ropaire (“cutpurse").

    From Wiktionary