from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A legendary English outlaw of the 1100s, famous for his courage, chivalry, and practice of robbing the rich to aid the poor.

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  • 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.
  • noun A criminal with similar social tendencies.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun legendary English outlaw of the 12th century; said to have robbed the rich to help the poor


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