February 19th, 2008

AGH It's Tuesday

Ladrone pronunciation: [luh-drohn]

Noun
1. a thief.

2. Used as a vague term of reproach: Rogue, blackguard.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ladrone
http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/entry/50128885

"I was robbed!" sobbed the store manager to the police. "I was there; I saw the whole thing! The ladrone wore all black and was average-looking in every way! You'll never find him!"

Dictionary.reference mentions that it's from Southwestern U.S. I wonder if they ever used it in old western movies...