freebooter

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Calque of Dutch vrijbuiter (literally free booty-er), from vrij (free) + buit (booty) + -er (agent), whence also filibuster.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfɹiːbuːtə(ɹ)/

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freebooter (plural freebooters)

  1. An adventurer who pillages, plunders or wages ad-hoc war on other nations.
  2. One who rehosts online media without authorization; one who freeboots.

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