filibustero

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French flibustier, from Dutch vrijbuiter.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /filibusˈteɾo/, [filiβusˈt̪eɾo]

Noun[edit]

filibustero m (plural filibusteros, feminine filibustera, feminine plural filibusteras)

  1. pirate, plunderer, freebooter
    • 2003, Arturo Uslar Pietri, Morgan y los piratas, El Nacional (→ISBN)
      El gobernador inglés de Jamaica concede patente de corso a los filibusteros, principalmente para que ataquen a las colonias españolas: atacan Costa Rica y Tobago.
      The English governor of Jamaica grants the plunderers letter of marque, mainly for them to attack Spanish colonies: they attack Costa Rica and Tobago.

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