(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. spoil, plunder, prize, loot; graft, swag, boodle; pork barrel, pickings; pillage, blackmail; prey. See acquisition.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. plunder, spoils, loot, winnings, stolen goods, prey, ill-gotten gains, seizure, prize, gift, pillage, takings, pickings, haul*, take*, swag*, boodle*, hot goods*.
Syn.- booty suggests property taken by a band or gang, to be divided among the members; spoils (occasionally spoil ) refers to any property, territory, etc. taken in war by the conqueror; pillage suggests violence and destructiveness in the taking of spoils; plunder is equivalent to pillage but also applies to property taken by bandits, highwaymen, etc.; prize refers specifically to spoils taken at sea, esp. the taking of an enemy warship or its cargo; loot , a more derogatory equivalent for any of the preceding, emphasizes the immorality or predatory nature of the act
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
loot, spoils, plunder, prize, winnings, *haul, goods, property, gain.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Goods or property seized unlawfully, especially by a victor in wartime: loot, pillage, plunder, spoil (used in plural). Slang: boodle. Nautical: prize2. See CRIMES, GIVE.

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  • Booty — may refer to:* A nautical term for treasure * American slang for buttocks Other uses * Booty (computer game) * Booty (EastEnders) …   Wikipedia

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  • booty — booty1 [bo͞ot′ē] n. pl. booties [MLowG bute, akin to Ger beute; infl. by BOOT2] 1. loot taken from the enemy; spoils of war 2. anything seized by force or robbery; plunder 3. any gain, prize, or gift SYN. SPOIL ☆ booty2 …   English World dictionary

  • booty — index pillage, plunder, prize, reward, spoils Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • booty — *spoil, loot, plunder, prize, swag …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • booty — [n] loot boodle, gain, goods, haul*, pickings*, plunder, spoils, swag, takings*; concepts 337,710 …   New thesaurus

  • booty — ► NOUN ▪ valuable stolen goods. ORIGIN Low German b te, buite exchange, distribution …   English terms dictionary

  • booty — n. 1) to capture, seize, take booty 2) war booty * * * [ buːtɪ] seize take booty to capture war booty …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • Booty — Recorded as Bootie and Booty, this is an English surname. Recorded mainly in the East Anglian counties of England, the derivation is from the Old English pre 7th century male given name, Bota , and as such it was a nickname of endearment for… …   Surnames reference

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