picaroon

picaroon

[pik-uh-roon]
noun
1.
a rogue, vagabond, thief, or brigand.
2.
a pirate or corsair.
verb (used without object)
3.
to act or operate as a pirate or brigand.
Also, pickaroon.


Origin:
1615–25; < Spanish picarón, augmentative of pícaro picaro

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picaroon or pickaroon (ˌpɪkəˈruːn)
 
n
archaic an adventurer or rogue
 
[C17: from Spanish picarón, from pícaro]
 
pickaroon or pickaroon
 
n
 
[C17: from Spanish picarón, from pícaro]

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