Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To act as a freebooter; plunder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To act as a freebooter; plunder.

Etymologies

Back-formation from freebooter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • A tweak of the financial reform package that takes a strong first step toward reining in the orgy of Wall Street freeboot speculation, trading, swaps, and scams of investors, borrowers and the government that nearly wrecked the economy.

    American Chronicle

  • One of the toughest was the Glass Steagall Act. The congressional gut of Glass-Steagall unleashed the orgy of Wall Street freeboot speculation, trading, swaps, and scams of investors, borrowers and the government that nearly wrecked the economy.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Did you or do you plan to 'homebrew' (freeboot/XBReboot) your 360?

    Xbox-Scene News

  • Can’t the congress see that this is just another fraud to erase a trail of responsibility and overseers, so they can continue to fly by the seat of their pants, and freeboot?

    Bush Wants a War Czar: Will Congress Give Him One?

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