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[boo-tee] /ˈbu ti/
noun, plural booties.
spoil taken from an enemy in war; plunder; pillage.
something that is seized by violence and robbery.
any prize or gain.
Origin of booty1
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English botye, variant of buty < Middle Low German bute booty (originally a sharing of the spoils); cognate with Old Norse bȳti exchange, barter; oo of boot2
Related forms
bootyless, adjective
Can be confused
bootee, bootie, booty.
1–3. spoils, loot, gain, takings, winnings, swag.


[boo-tee] /ˈbu ti/
noun, plural booties, bootys.
Slang. the buttocks.
Slang: Vulgar.
  1. the vulva and vagina.
  2. sexual intercourse.
  3. women regarded as sex objects.
shake one's booty, Slang.
  1. to swing the hips and buttocks from side to side.
  2. to dance with energy and enthusiasm.
Also, boody [boo-dee, -tee] /ˈbu di, -ti/ (Show IPA).
1925-30; < obsolete Black English, perhaps alteration of body Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for booty
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  • I pulled all the tusks out of the three heads, and we now packed the mules to convey our booty to camp.

  • He gulps hastily at his booty, trying to get it down before the others catch him.

    Days Off Henry Van Dyke
  • Four days later the battle of Perryville was fought, and then the Rebels retired from the State with their booty.

    The Boys of '61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • Any other man would have hastened to seize as much of it as he could carry, and make off with his booty.

    Wood Rangers Mayne Reid
  • On bursting it open an inner room was found, nearly full of booty of various descriptions.

    The Missing Ship W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for booty


noun (pl) -ties
any valuable article or articles, esp when obtained as plunder
Word Origin
C15: from Old French butin, from Middle Low German buite exchange; related to Old Norse býta to exchange, býti barter


(slang) the buttocks
Word Origin
C20: from butt1 buttocks
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Word Origin and History for booty

"plunder, gain, profit," mid-15c., from Old French butin "booty" (14c.), from a Germanic source akin to Middle Low German bute "exchange." Influenced in form and sense by boot (n.2) and in form by nouns ending in -y. Meaning "female body considered as a sex object" is 1920s, black slang.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for booty



: It's about snappin' all the booty rap


  1. The female body as a sex object You can listen to it, but you can shake your booty to it too
  2. The vulva
  3. The sex act; sex; ass: The heroines are giving up some booty (1920s+ Black)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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booty in the Bible

captives or cattle or objects of value taken in war. In Canaan all that breathed were to be destroyed (Deut. 20: 16). The "pictures and images" of the Canaanites were to be destroyed also (Num. 33:52). The law of booty as to its division is laid down in Num. 31:26-47. David afterwards introduced a regulation that the baggage-guard should share the booty equally with the soldiers engaged in battle. He also devoted of the spoils of war for the temple (1 Sam. 30:24-26; 2 Sam. 8:11; 1 Chr. 26:27).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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