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BOOTY (apparently influenced by " boo...

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 240 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BOOTY (apparently influenced by " boot," O. Eng. bot, ad-vantage or profit, through an adaptation from an earlier form cognate with Ger. Beute and Fr. butin), plunder or gain. The phrase " to play booty," dating from the 16th century, means to play into a confederate's hands, or to play intentionally badly at first in order to deceive an opponent.
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