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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 ?
it said; "wishest thou not, at least, to make booty thereby?
Having secured a large booty, the Lion on their return from the forest asked the Ass to allot his due portion to each of the three partners in the treaty.
Yet so strict were the laws of their society, that no one ventured to appropriate any part of the booty, which was brought into one common mass, to be at the disposal of their leader.
I should, therefore, ere now, have left this place; and I waited not to share the booty, for, so help me God and Saint Withold
He had not flown far, however, when he came across a dog who, having met the sausage, had regarded him as his legitimate booty, and so seized and swallowed him.
Hence, we are told, is derived their name, given to them on account of their unsettled and predatory habits; winging their flight, like the crows, from one side of the mountains to the other, and making free booty of everything that lies in their way.
Only the lean little Mary, trussed for the cooking, staring through her wide eyes of fear, saw the boy pick Jerry up by his tied legs and carry him out and away from the booty of meat of which she was part.
It so happened that the chief of the Blackfeet party was a renegade from the Nez Perces; unlike Kosato, however, he had no vindictive rage against his native tribe, but was rather disposed, now he had got the booty, to spare all unnecessary effusion of blood.
Thither converges all the booty captured in the battles which the chiefs of the interior are continually fighting.
The huntsmen assembled with their booty and their stories, and all came to look at the wolf, which, with her broad-browed head hanging down and the bitten stick between her jaws, gazed with great glassy eyes at this crowd of dogs and men surrounding her.
It was my mistrust of you which made me send men after you both through the bush, and, sure enough, they found poor Monty abandoned, left to die while you had hastened off to claim your booty.
John Street; her booty made at the fire, and again at Harwich, all give us excellent warnings in such cases to be more present to ourselves in sudden surprises of every sort.