from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A robber, especially one who robs at gunpoint.
- n. An outlaw; a gangster.
- n. One who cheats or exploits others.
- n. Slang A hostile aircraft, especially a fighter aircraft.
- idiom make out like a bandit Slang To be highly successful in a given enterprise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. one who robs others
- n. an outlaw
- n. one who cheats others
- n. An enemy aircraft.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An outlaw; a brigand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An outlaw; one who is proscribed. Hence A lawless or desperate fellow; a brigand; a robber; especially, one of an organized band of lawless marauders.
- n. Synonyms Brigand, etc. See robber.
- To outlaw; proscribe; banish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
Italian bandito, from bandire, to band together, probably of Germanic origin; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Italian bandito ("outlawed"), from Late Latin bannire ("to proclaim"). (Wiktionary)