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pickaroon

[pik-uh-roon] /ˌpɪk əˈrun/
noun, verb (used without object)
1.

picaroon

or pickaroon

[pik-uh-roon] /ˌpɪk əˈrun/
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.
Origin of picaroon
1615-1625
1615-25; < Spanish picarón, augmentative of pícaro picaro
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Historical Examples
  • Men curved their palms at their ears, wondering what old pickaroon could have to say in City Hall.

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  • "This seems to be your busy day, pickaroon," suggested the overseer.

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  • When they called him "pickaroon" it seemed to him that they were making a play-fellow of him.

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  • I'll go very fast so that I not say it, for I am only old pickaroon, and he is fine gentlemans!

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British Dictionary definitions for pickaroon

pickaroon

/ˌpɪkəˈruːn/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of picaroon

picaroon

/ˌpɪkəˈruːn/
noun
1.
(archaic) an adventurer or rogue
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish picarón, from pícaro
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Word Origin and History for pickaroon

picaroon

n.

1620s, "rogue, thief, adventurer; pirate, sea-robber; small pirate ship," from Spanish picaron, augmentative of picaro "rogue" (see picaresque); also cf. -oon.

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