What does "Buccaneers" mean?

Today it means: Pirate

Originally it was the name for people who sold dried meat called boucan in the Caribbean. Later the word also meant the French settlers who hunted for the meat. Later still, it was used by the English for the French settlers. It then became a word used for any lawless adventurer.


By SailingQuiz October 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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