from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A rogue or adventurer. Also called picaroon.
- n. The main character in a picaresque work when that character is a man or boy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. rogue, adventurer
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rogue; a thief.
Spanish pícaro, perhaps from picar, to prick, from Vulgar Latin *piccāre; see pique.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish pícaro (Wiktionary)