Rapparee



[rap-uh-ree] /ˌræp əˈri/

noun
1.
an armed Irish freebooter or plunderer, especially of the 17th century.
2.
any freebooter or robber.
/ˌræpəˈriː/
noun
1.
an Irish irregular soldier of the late 17th century
2.
(obsolete) any plunderer or robber
n.

“Irish freebooter,” 1680s, originally “pikeman,” from Irish rapairidhe, plural of rapaire “half-pike.” Kind of soldier prominent in the war of 1688-92.

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