Adjective "bandits" definition and examples

(Bandits may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbandɪt/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A robber or outlaw belonging to a gang and typically operating in an isolated or lawless area.
  1. 'The Abu Sayyaf claims to seek an independent Muslim state in the southern Philippines, but the government characterizes it as a gang of bandits making money from kidnappings and robberies.'
  2. 'He deserts from the army, and joins her gang of smugglers / bandits as an outlaw.'
  3. 'Jolo, about 600 miles south of Manila, is a refuge for armed gangs, bandits and pirates.'
  4. 'When they finally got used to things enough to settle into small villages, they decided they needed protectors to save them from the outlaws and bandits that roamed the lawless land.'
  5. 'For example, victims were more likely to be white or Latino and were more often accused of being horse thieves, bandits, or outlaws.'
  6. 'Certainly some people are pleased - the bandits, robbers and rapists are having a field day.'
  7. 'He was kidnapped in October by a gang of bandits called the Pentagon Gang.'
  8. 'It seems that the road to Yusuichin was a lawless area infested with bandits and very dangerous.'
  9. 'First it could be bandits or highway robbers or second it could be another of your rabbit friends.'
  10. 'Scholars commonly describe these Mexican outlaws as ‘social bandits.’'
  11. 'My tail gunner called out another two bandits coming in again in trail from the low six o'clock position.'
  12. 'Both pilots begin to focus on the bandit, and both begin flying their best Basic Fighter Maneuvers while clearing their flight paths.'
  13. 'If the two fighters begin to converge while attacking a bandit, the yielding pilot must alter course to preserve the 500-foot bubble.'

More definitions

1. a robber, especially a member of a gang or marauding band.

2. an outlaw or highwayman.

3. Informal. a person who takes unfair advantage of others, as a merchant who overcharges; swindler; cheat. 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.

4. Military Informal. an enemy aircraft, especially an attacking fighter.

More examples(as adjective)

"ransoms can be bandits."

"independences can be bandits."

"cases can be bandits."

"whiles can be bandits."

"was can be bandits."

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Origin

(bandit)Late 16th century: from Italian bandito, ‘banned’, past participle of bandire ‘to ban’.