- buccaneer:  A buccaneer was originally ‘someone who dried meat on a wooden frame over a fire’. The word comes ultimately from mukem, the term for such a frame in the Tupi language of the Caribbean islands, which in the mouths of early French settlers became boucan (the Haitian term was barbacoa, from which we get barbecue). French boucanier thus came to be applied in the 17th century to a woodsman in the West Indies who prepared his food in such a way; such men were fairly lawless, and took to piratical ways, bringing their name with them in the late 17th century.
- buccaneer (n.)
- 1660s, from French boucanier "user of a boucan," a native grill for roasting meat, from Tupi mukem (rendered in Portuguese as moquem c. 1587): "initial b and m are interchangeable in the Tupi language" [Klein]. For Haitian variant barbacoa, see barbecue. Originally used of French settlers working as hunters and woodsmen in the Spanish West Indies, a lawless and piratical set after they were driven from their trade by Spanish authorities in the 1690s.
- 1. The terror of the dead buccaneer had fallen on their spirits.
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- 2. The terror of the buccaneer had fallen on their spirits.
- 3. Would she suddenly take to buccaneer boots , some totem - crested helm , long - bladed dirks and throwing knives?
- 她会不会突然喜欢上海盗靴 、 带图腾顶饰的帽子、带长刃的匕首和扔飞刀?
- 4. And gone was the gritty buccaneer look that so perfectly complemented his savage forehand.
- 5. The Italian - flagged tugboat Buccaneer was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden on April 11.
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