how to pronounce privateer


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privateer is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of privateer in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… pirate and privateer was paper thin …”

meanings of privateer


  1. A privately owned warship that had official sanction to attack enemy ships and take possession of their cargo.
  2. An advocate or beneficiary of privatization of a government service or activity.
  3. A private individual entrant into a race or competition who does not have the backing of a large, professional team.
  4. An officer or any other member of the crew of such a ship.


  1. To function under official sanction permitting attacks on enemy shipping and seizing ship and cargo; to engage in government-sponsored piracy.
  2. To advocate or benefit from privatization of government services.

privateer frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word privateer occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics privateer can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that privateer can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

2) transport and travel;

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