Definition of Robin hood

1. Noun. Legendary English outlaw of the 12th century; said to have robbed the rich to help the poor.

Definition of Robin hood

1. Proper noun. A legendary English outlaw famous for his skill in archery and his vow to defend the poor and the oppressed against established authority. ¹

2. Noun. A criminal with similar social tendencies. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Robin Hood

Roberts syndrome
Robertshaw tube
Robertson pupil
Robertson screw
Robertson screwdriver
Robertsonian translocation
Robeson Channel
Robin's syndrome
Robin Goodfellow
Robin Hood
Robinia hispida
Robinia pseudoacacia
Robinia viscosa
Robinson's disease
Robinson Crusoe
Robinson Jeffers
Robinson catheter
Robinson index
Robison-Embden ester

Literary usage of Robin hood

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

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1837)
"robin hood BALLADS. SOME circumstances connected with the robin hood ballads ought to be duly weighed; and I communicate them accordingly. ..."

2. English and Scottish Popular Ballads by Francis James Child, Helen Child Sargent (1904)
"289 122. robin hood AND THE BUTCHER . 293 123. robin hood AND THE ... robin hood AND THE BISHOP or HEREFORD 340 145. robin hood AND QUEEN KATHERINE 341 14(5 ..."

3. Collections by Malone Society (1908)
"A PLAY OF robin hood FOR MAY-GAMES FROM THE EDITION BY WILLIAM COPLAND, C. 1560. THE only fragments of the robin hood drama known to have found their way ..."

4. A Collection of Old Ballads. Corrected from the Best and Most Ancient Copies by Ambrose Philips (1723)
"I Have heard talk of robin hood, Derry, derry, derry down. ... But fuch a Tale as this before, I think was never known ; For robin hood ..."

5. The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of by William Thomas Lowndes (1864)
"robin hood. The Noble Birth, &c, To which is added his Life, ... Memoirs of the stated Speakers of the robin hood Society, with Specimens of several of ..."

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