Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a pirate.

Etymologies

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pirate +‎ -like

Examples

  • His detractors don't like the way he performs in flowing, piratelike shirts, or the way he recites his own poetry before an encore most notably after a performance of the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

    The big bad boy of the concert hall

  • Jack flashed a rakish grin Nate had to agree was damn piratelike.

    Magnolia Moon

  • Shapes began to emerge with the dawn—across the water, the shimmering reflections of distant coral atolls, and south along the beach, toward the settlement, the glistening black bodies, piratelike, shouting morning songs.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • The iconic patch, worn to cover an eye lost to a childhood hockey accident, that had given him a villainous, piratelike air in his New York years was gone.

    NYT > Home Page

  • I had no other recourse but to squint in a piratelike fashion and back her up with a healthy, "Aarrrgh!"

    GoTriad Archives

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