follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

loot1

[loot] /lut/
noun
1.
spoils or plunder taken by pillaging, as in war.
2.
anything taken by dishonesty, force, stealth, etc.:
a burglar's loot.
3.
a collection of valued objects:
The children shouted and laughed as they opened their Christmas loot.
4.
Slang. money:
You'll have a fine time spending all that loot.
5.
act of looting or plundering:
to take part in the loot of a conquered city.
verb (used with object)
6.
to carry off or take (something) as loot:
to loot a nation's art treasures.
7.
to despoil by taking loot; plunder or pillage (a city, house, etc.), as in war.
8.
to rob, as by burglary or corrupt activity in public office:
to loot the public treasury.
verb (used without object)
9.
to take loot; plunder:
The conquerors looted and robbed.
Origin of loot1
1780-1790
1780-90; < Hindi lūṭ, akin to Sanskrit luṇṭhati (he) steals
Related forms
looter, noun
Synonyms
1. booty. 7. sack, ransack.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for looter
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The looter goes in for himself alone without considerin' his organization or his city.

    Plunkitt of Tammany Hall George Washington Plunkitt
  • Dworn didn't linger to learn its reaction at spying a looter.

    World of the Drone Robert Abernathy
  • His punishment for entertaining a looter's idea would be work when he wanted to loaf and enjoy himself.

    The Drums Of Jeopardy Harold MacGrath
  • It's barely possible some looter may be prowling in the house.

    The Hosts of the Air Joseph A. Altsheler
  • A strong military line was then drawn around the district, and this last resource of the looter came to an end.

  • During the Civil War the word acquired the special meaning of looter.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
British Dictionary definitions for looter

loot

/luːt/
noun
1.
goods stolen during pillaging, as in wartime, during riots, etc
2.
goods, money, etc, obtained illegally
3.
(informal) money or wealth
4.
the act of looting or plundering
verb
5.
to pillage (a city, settlement, etc) during war or riots
6.
to steal (money or goods), esp during pillaging
Derived Forms
looter, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi lūt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for looter
n.

1858, agent noun from loot (v.).

loot

n.

"goods taken from an enemy, etc.," 1788, Anglo-Indian, from Hindi lut, from Sanskrit loptram, lotram "booty, stolen property," from PIE *roup-tro-, from root *reup- "to snatch" (see rip (v.)). The verb is first attested 1821, from the noun. Related: Looted; looting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for looter

loot 1

noun

Money, esp a large amount of money: Rich planters would come and spend some awful large amounts of loot/ There's a lot of loot there, kiddo (1930+ Jazz musicians)

loot 2

noun

A lieutenant; lieut (1898+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for loot

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for looter

6
7
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for looter