Pronunciation: (ban'dit), [key]
—pl. ban•dits or (Rare) ban•dit•tiPronunciation: (ban-dit'ē). [key]
1. a robber, esp. a member of a gang or marauding band.
2. an outlaw or highwayman.
a. a person who takes unfair advantage of others, as a merchant who overcharges; swindler; cheat.
b. a vendor, cab driver, etc., who operates a business or works without a required license or permit, and without observing the usual rules or practices.
4. Mil. Informal.an enemy aircraft, esp. an attacking fighter.
5. make out like a bandit, Slang.to be extremely successful; profit greatly: The early investors in the company have made out like bandits.
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