Part of speech: noun

A highwayman; brigand.

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Usage examples "bandit":

  1. And I am not a real bandit any more than I am a real sheriff. - "More Tish", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  2. The dip was sharpening; he could say that his prescription was good for him; his craving to get an idea ceased with it absolutely, and he stood in far better trim to meet his redoubtable adversary of overnight; but the rascal was a bandit and had robbed him of his purse; that was a positive fact; his vision had gone; he felt himself poor and empty and rejoicing in the keenness of his hunger for breakfast, singularly lean. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. " Because you 'ave never really lived," the bandit explained. - "The Bad Man", Charles Hanson Towne.