Definition of Looter

1. Noun. Someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war).

Exact synonyms: Despoiler, Freebooter, Pillager, Plunderer, Raider, Spoiler
Category relationships: War, Warfare
Specialized synonyms: Buccaneer, Pirate, Sea Robber, Sea Rover
Generic synonyms: Stealer, Thief
Derivative terms: Despoil, Loot, Pillage, Plunder, Plunder, Raid



Definition of Looter

1. n. A plunderer.

Definition of Looter

1. Noun. One who loots, who steals during a general disturbance such as a riot or natural disaster. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Looter

1. one that loots [n -S] - See also: loots

Lexicographical Neighbors of Looter

loosestrife
loosestrife family
loosestrifes
looseth
loosey
loosey-goosey
loosey goosey
loosie
loosies
loosing
loosish
loot
lootable
looted
looten
looter (current term)
looters
looting
lootings
loots
loover
loovers
looves
lop
lop-eared
lop off
loparite
loparites
lope

Literary usage of Looter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"... painted—A fancy for jewellery and perfumery—The manner of the Russian soldier—An untidy looter—Musical boxes spared—Italian opera selections refreshing ..."

2. The London Medical Gazette (1830)
"Fractura of the Femur :—a, of the Neck of the Femur—b, of the Upper Third of the Femur —c, of the Shaft of the Femur—d, if the looter Third of the Femur. ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"Perhaps the same as looter, or something like it. The sense is obscure in both the following examples: [Warton (iii, 433), who quotes both these examples, ..."

4. The Flowery Republic by Frederick McCormick (1913)
"One looter using a plausible story to the effect that he is the owner of a shop ... One looter appears at the Concessions with two cases of hog bristles—a ..."

5. In Closed Territory by Edgar Beecher Bronson (1910)
"I started to approach, the better to watch him, when out and all about me roared a colony of mad bees, wild for revenge upon the looter of their hard-won ..."

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