picaroon
[ pik-uh-roon ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Spanish from Spanish picarón, augmentative of picaro ‘rogue’
Synonyms
  • adventurer
  • buccaneer
  • freebooter
  • knave
  • rogue
Definition
a rogue or a scoundrel
Example
A main concern for sailors crossing the Atlantic from Europe to America was running into picaroons.
Usage Over Time

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