marauder

A marauder is someone who roams around looking for things to steal. You might hear news reports about a marauder breaking into cars in your neighborhood.

The word marauder entered English in the 17th century, from the Middle French word maraud, meaning "rascal." Even in modern times, if you’re a marauder you’re certainly a rascal — probably even a criminal. A marauder doesn’t target a victim and plan a crime — instead a marauder is on the move looking for opportunities to rob people or steal things. Marauders often travel in groups, looting whatever they can.

Definitions of marauder
  1. noun
    someone who attacks in search of booty
    synonyms: piranha, predator, vulture
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    types:
    moss-trooper
    a marauder and plunderer (originally operating in the bogs between England and Scotland)
    type of:
    aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker
    someone who attacks
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