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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French butin (booty)


booty (plural booties)

  1. (nautical) A form of prize which, when a ship was captured at sea, could be distributed at once.
  2. Plunder taken from an enemy in time of war, or seized by piracy.
    • 2012 April 26, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits :”, The Onion AV Club:
      Hungry for fame and the approval of rare-animal collector Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton), Darwin deceives the Captain and his crew into believing they can get enough booty to win the pirate competition by entering Polly in a science fair. So the pirates journey to London in cheerful, blinkered defiance of the Queen, a hotheaded schemer whose royal crest reads simply “I hate pirates.”
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Etymology 2[edit]

From butt


booty (plural booties)

  1. (slang) The buttocks, usually that of a female.
    You got a big ol' booty.
  2. (slang, not countable) A woman, considered as sexual partner or sex object.
    • 2000, Shaft (film)
      It’s my duty to please that booty.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From boot.


booty (plural booties)

  1. Alternative spelling of bootee.