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boo·ty 1

 (bo͞o′tē)
n. pl. boo·ties
1. Plunder taken from an enemy in time of war.
2. Goods or property seized by force or piracy.
3. A valuable prize, award, or gain.

[Middle English botye (influenced by bote, advantage; see boot2), probably from Middle Low German būte, exchange.]

boo·ty 2

 (bo͞o′tē) also boo·dy (-dē)
n. pl. boo·ties also boo·dies
1. Slang The buttocks.
2. Vulgar Slang
a. The vulva or vagina.
b. Sexual intercourse.

[African American Vernacular English, from obsolete African American Vernacular English booty, body, perhaps alteration of body.]

booty

(ˈbuːtɪ)
n, pl -ties
any valuable article or articles, esp when obtained as plunder
[C15: from Old French butin, from Middle Low German buite exchange; related to Old Norse býta to exchange, býti barter]

booty

(ˈbuːtɪ)
n
(Anatomy) slang the buttocks
[C20: from butt1 buttocks]

boo•ty

(ˈbu ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. spoil taken from an enemy in war; plunder; pillage.
2. something that is seized by violence and robbery.
3. any prize or gain.
[1425–75; late Middle English botye, variant of buty < Middle Low German bute booty (orig. a sharing of the spoils); oo of boot2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.booty - goods or money obtained illegallybooty - goods or money obtained illegally  
stolen property - property that has been stolen
cut - a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"

booty

noun plunder, winnings, gains, haul, spoils, prey, loot, takings, pillage, swag (slang), boodle (slang, chiefly U.S.) Troops confiscated many works of art as war booty.

booty

noun
Goods or property seized unlawfully, especially by a victor in wartime:
loot, pillage, plunder, spoil (used in plural).
Slang: boodle.
Nautical: prize.
Translations
kořist
bytterov
herfang; ránsfengur
grobis
laupījums

booty

[ˈbuːtɪ] Nbotín m

booty

[ˈbuːti] nbutin m

booty

n (lit, fig)Beute f

booty

[ˈbuːtɪ] nbottino, refurtiva

booty

(ˈbuːti) noun
goods taken from eg an enemy by force (especially in wartime). The soldiers shared the booty among themselves; the burglars' booty.
References in classic literature ?
But the `up again and take another' spirit was as strong in Jo as in Jack, so she scrambled up on the shady side this time and got more booty, but nearly left behind her what was far more precious than the moneybags.
It is easily supposable that the thief was concealed in the house; that he knew of this box, and of its owner's habit of counting its contents and arranging his accounts at night--if he had that habit, which I do not assert, of course--that he tried to take the box while its owner slept, but made a noise and was seized, and had to use the knife to save himself from capture; and that he fled without his booty because he heard help coming.
Threading this chaos, I at last reached the larder; there I took possession of a cold chicken, a roll of bread, some tarts, a plate or two and a knife and fork: with this booty I made a hasty retreat.
You are playing Booty with my clerk, are you, Copperfield?
He is too like ourselves for us to make booty of him, since dogs should not worry dogs where wolves and foxes are to be found in abundance.
Some of the man's money--if he had any--was certainly due to us, but it was not likely that our captain's shipmates, above all the two specimens seen by me, Black Dog and the blind beggar, would be inclined to give up their booty in payment of the dead man's debts.
But for the moment I was safe, for, as I imagined, the robbers were all engaged in quarrelling over their booty.
While Don Quixote examined the book, Sancho examined the valise, not leaving a corner in the whole of it or in the pad that he did not search, peer into, and explore, or seam that he did not rip, or tuft of wool that he did not pick to pieces, lest anything should escape for want of care and pains; so keen was the covetousness excited in him by the discovery of the crowns, which amounted to near a hundred; and though he found no more booty, he held the blanket flights, balsam vomits, stake benedictions, carriers' fisticuffs, missing alforjas, stolen coat, and all the hunger, thirst, and weariness he had endured in the service of his good master, cheap at the price; as he considered himself more than fully indemnified for all by the payment he received in the gift of the treasure-trove.
Overcome by numbers, he had been forced to yield to the malingerers who attacked him; and, like the dog who defended to the last possible moment his master's dinner, he had taken his share of the booty, and was now sitting beside the fire, wrapped in a white sheet by way of cloak, and turning carefully on the embers a slice of the mare.
With Fettes he was on terms of intimacy; indeed, their relative positions called for some community of life; and when subjects were scarce the pair would drive far into the country in Macfarlane's gig, visit and desecrate some lonely graveyard, and return before dawn with their booty to the door of the dissecting-room.
Laden with their precious booty, the men returned to the Nautilus, disposed of their burden, and went back to this inexhaustible fishery of gold and silver.
I can, sir,' said Haidee, drawing from under her veil a satin satchel highly perfumed; `for here is the register of my birth, signed by my father and his principal officers, and that of my baptism, my father having consented to my being brought up in my mother's faith, -- this latter has been sealed by the grand primate of Macedonia and Epirus; and lastly (and perhaps the most important), the record of the sale of my person and that of my mother to the Armenian merchant El-Kobbir, by the French officer, who, in his infamous bargain with the Porte, had reserved as his part of the booty the wife and daughter of his benefactor, whom he sold for the sum of four hundred thousand francs.