Robin Hood
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌɹɒbɪn ˈhʊd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɹɑbɪn hʊd/
Proper noun
  1. A legendary English outlaw famous for his skill in archery and his vow to defend the poor and the oppressed against established authority.
  • French: Robin des Bois
  • German: Robin Hood
  • Italian: Robin Hood
  • Portuguese: Robin Hood
  • Russian: Ро́бин Гуд
  • Spanish: Robín de los Bosques

Robin Hood

  1. A criminal or vigilante with similar social tendencies.
    • 1862, Henry T. Spicer, "Black Flags in the Channel", Charles Dickens (editor), All the Year Round (volume 6, page 523)
      There were still nobly-born and accomplished sea-rovers — Robin Hoods of the wave — […]
    • 1954, Howard Greenfield (lyricist), Connie Francis (singer), Neil Sedaka (composer), “Stupid Cupid”
      Hey now, go play Robin Hood with somebody else's heart.
    • 2002, Peter Drahos, ‎John Braithwaite, Information Feudalism: Who Owns the Knowledge Economy?
      Of course the story is more interesting and complex than that; there are Robin Hoods of infofeudalism – the Free Software Movement and many groups like Napster.

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