rapparee

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rap·pa·ree

 (răp′ə-rē′)
n.
1. A freebooting soldier of 17th-century Ireland.
2. A bandit or robber.

[Irish Gaelic rapaire, variant of ropaire, cutpurse, from ropaid, he stabs.]

rapparee

(ˌræpəˈriː)
n
1. (Historical Terms) an Irish irregular soldier of the late 17th century
2. (Military) an Irish irregular soldier of the late 17th century
3. obsolete any plunderer or robber
[C17: from Irish rapairidhe pike, probably from English rapier]

rap•pa•ree

(ˌræp əˈri)

n.
1. an armed Irish freebooter of the 17th century.
2. any freebooter or robber.
[1680–90; < Irish rapaire, ropaire literally, thruster, stabber, derivative of rop (v.) to thrust, stab, (n.) thrust]