1. A robber, especially one who robs at gunpoint.
2. An outlaw; a gangster.
3. One who cheats or exploits others.
4. Slang A hostile aircraft, especially a fighter aircraft.
make out like a bandit Slang
To be highly successful in a given enterprise.
[Italian bandito, from past participle of bandire, to proclaim, proscribe, banish, probably of Germanic origin; see bhā-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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