What is another word for pirates?

Pronunciation: [pˈa͡ɪɹəts] (IPA)

Pirates, also known as buccaneers, corsairs, or privateers, were sailors who engaged in maritime piracy for personal gain. These renegades were notorious for attacking ships, looting and pillaging their treasure, and often taking hostages for ransom. Other synonyms for pirates include raiders, marauders, plunderers, and sea robbers. Throughout history, pirates have been romanticized in literature and films, but in reality, they were brutal and violent criminals who terrorized the seas. Today, piracy remains a serious international crime, with modern-day pirates posing a significant threat to global shipping and trade.

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Usage examples for Pirates

Maybe dey's pirates, Cap.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
They were captured by pirates, separated and sold into slavery.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
Falling into the hands of Indian pirates, Captain Rooney had seen all his sailors killed before his face, and, being himself bound to the mast of his ship, was cruelly tortured.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot

Famous quotes with Pirates

  • I don't really know much about pirates, or pirate culture. I'd be a contrarian pirate.
    Todd Barry
  • Well, it was never supposed to be like that. Walt died before we had finished. The original idea of Walt's was that you came down there, into the caves, and there were no pirates. But they had been there just seconds before! There was a hot meal on the table, steaming.
    John Hench
  • What happen to the pirates we are supposed to see? Then we go down the chutes, and it's where the pirates were. But they're all gone. There is nothing but skeletons down here!
    John Hench
  • There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.
    James Russell Lowell
  • Classic nineteenth century European imperialists believed they were literally on a mission. I don't believe that the imperialists these days have that same sense of public service. They are simply pirates.
    John Pilger

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