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Noun: loot  loot
  1. Goods or money obtained illegally
    - booty, pillage, plunder, prize, swag [informal], dirty money
  2. [informal] The most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    - money, coin [US, informal], boodle [informal], bread [informal], cabbage [US, informal], clams [US, informal], dinero [N. Amer, informal], dough [informal], gelt [informal], kale [US, informal], lettuce [US, informal], lolly [Brit, informal], lucre [informal], moolah [N. Amer, informal], pelf [archaic, informal], scratch [informal], shekels [informal], simoleons [US, informal], sugar [informal], wampum [N. Amer, informal], moola [N. Amer, informal], wonga [Brit, informal], dibs [archaic, informal], brass [Brit, informal], mazuma [US, informal], dosh [Brit, informal]
Verb: loot  loot
  1. (crime) take illegally; of intellectual property
    "This writer looted from famous authors";
    - plunder
  2. Steal goods; take as spoils
    "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners";
    - plunder, despoil, reave [archaic], strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray

Sounds like: loops, louloot

Derived forms: looted, looting, loots

Type of: medium of exchange, monetary system, rip [N. Amer, informal], rip off [informal], steal, stolen property, take

Part of: money supply

Encyclopedia: Loot