loot

Definitions

General English

Law

  • noun stolen money or goods
  • verb to steal goods from shops, warehouses or homes during a period of unrest, disaster or lack of government control

Military

  • noun any private property belonging to the enemy, which is taken for your own personal use or gain
  • noun anything which is stolen in wartime or during a period of civil disorder

Real Estate

  • noun
    (written as Loot)
    a newspaper and website advertising, among other things, properties for sale or rent

Slang

  • noun money. A predictable extension of the standard English sense of booty. The word is an anglicised spelling of the Hindi word lut which sounds and means the same as the English derivation.

Theater

  • (written as Loot)
    Joe Orton's black farce about police corruption, firstperformed in 1965 at the Cambridge Arts Theatre before moving (ina heavily revised version) to London in 1966. Audiences were shockedby the use of a corpse as a comic prop.

    Dennis, a hearse driver, and his friend Hal have robbed thebank next door to a funeral parlour. Bad taste abounds as Dennis woosFay, a voluptuous nurse, while his recently deceased and embalmedmother lies upstairs. Hal and Dennis then hit upon the idea of hidingthe money in the coffin, which means moving the corpse into a cupboard.The corrupt police inspector Truscott discovers that the dead womanhad been poisoned by Fay, but the evidence (organs removed duringembalming) is destroyed in a car crash. Inspector Truscott finds themoney and is given a share.

    Leonard Rossiter collapsed and died during a performance in1984.

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