Definition of


  1. (noun, person) someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
  2. (verb, stative) live like a buccaneer

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Synonyms of Buccaneer

pirate, sea robber, sea rover

Alternate forms of Buccaneer

Derivations: buccaneer

Hyponyms: barbary pirate, corsair, sea king

Hypernyms: despoiler, freebooter, live, looter, pillager, plunderer, raider, spoiler

Origin of the word Buccaneer

  1. 1660s, from Fr. boucanier "user of a boucan," a native grill for roasting meat, from Tupi mukem (rendered in Port. as moquem c.1587): "initial b and m are interchangeable in the Tupi language" [Klein]. For Haitian variant barbacoa, see barbecue. Originally used of French settlers working as hunters and woodsmen in the Spanish West Indies, a la… more

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Words that sound like Buccaneer

b. f. skinner, backswimmer, beginner, besmear, bessemer, box camera, buchner

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