From Middle English revere (also revour, reiver, refar, reavere), from Old English rēafere (“reaver; robber; spoiler”), equivalent to reave + -er. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Roower, Dutch rover, German Räuber, Swedish rövare, Icelandic raufari.
- Rhymes: -iːvə(r)
reaver (plural reavers)
- One who reaves.
- (at sea): see Thesaurus:pirate