buccaneer NOUN 1) historical a pirate, originally one preying on ships in the Caribbean. 2) a recklessly adventurous and unscrupulous person.
DERIVATIVES buccaneering adjective.
ORIGIN originally denoting European hunters in the Caribbean: from French boucanier, from boucan 'a frame on which to cook or cure meat' .

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