bandit: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ban'dit), [key]
— pl. ban•dits ban•dit•ti
  1. a robber, esp. a member of a gang or marauding band.
  2. an outlaw or highwayman.
    1. a person who takes unfair advantage of others, as a merchant who overcharges; swindler; cheat.
    2. a vendor, cab driver, etc., who operates a business or works without a required license or permit, and without observing the usual rules or practices.
  3. an enemy aircraft, esp. an attacking fighter.
  4. to be extremely successful; profit greatly: The early investors in the company have made out like bandits.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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