Synonyms of 'highwayman'
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A brigand is someone who attacks people and robs them, especially in mountains or forests.
He looked like a scruffy brigand.
An outlaw is a criminal who is hiding from the authorities.
a band of desperate outlaws
A robber is someone who steals money or property from a bank, a shop, or a vehicle, often by using force or threats.
Armed robbers broke into a jewellers.
Thesaurus for highwayman from the Collins English Thesaurus
In former times, highwaymen were people who stopped travellers and robbed them.