Meaning of “bandit” in the English Dictionary

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"bandit" in British English

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banditnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæn.dɪt/ us /ˈbæn.dɪt/

a thief with a weapon, especially one belonging to a group that attacks people travelling through the countryside

(Definition of “bandit” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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banditnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbæn·dɪt/

an armed thief, esp. (in older use) one who attacks people while they are traveling:

Bandits attacked the travelers just outside of town.

(Definition of “bandit” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)