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bootyn. [Cf. Icel. b 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.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
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.


booty, n.
1 plunder gained esp. in war or by piracy.
2 colloq. something gained or won.

ME f. MLG bute, buite exchange, of uncert. orig.



bag, blackmail, boodle, capture, catch, contraband, gain, graft, haul, hot goods, loot, perks, perquisite, pickings, plunder, pork barrel, prize, public till, public trough, seizure, spoil, spoils, spoils of office, squeeze, stealings, stolen goods, swag, take, takings, till




N booty, spoil, plunder, prize, loot, swag, pickings, spolia opima, prey, blackmail, stolen goods, manubial.

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