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Meaning of BOOTY

Pronunciation:  'bootee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  goods or money obtained illegally

BOOTY is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: loot, pillage, plunder, prize, swag
 See Also: cut, stolen property



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Boo"ty\, n. [Cf. Icel. b?ti exchange, barter, Sw. byte
barter, booty, Dan. bytte; akin to D. buit booty, G. beute,
and fr. Icel. byta, Sw. byta, Dan. bytte, to distribute,
exchange. The Scandinavian word was influenced in English by
boot profit.]
That which is seized by violence or obtained by robbery,
especially collective spoil taken in war; plunder; pillage.

{To play booty}, to play dishonestly, with an intent to lose;
   to allow one's adversary to win at cards at first, in
   order to induce him to continue playing and victimize him
   afterwards. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.

Easton Bible Dictionary

captives or cattle or objects of value taken in war. In Canaan all that breathed were to be destroyed (Deut. 20: 16). The "pictures and images" of the Canaanites were to be destroyed also (Num. 33:52). The law of booty as to its division is laid down in Num. 31:26-47. David afterwards introduced a regulation that the baggage-guard should share the booty equally with the soldiers engaged in battle. He also devoted of the spoils of war for the temple (1 Sam. 30:24-26; 2 Sam. 8:11; 1 Chr. 26:27).

Thesaurus Terms
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