Synonyms of highwayman
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banditRobbers are sometimes called bandits, especially if they are found in areas where the law has broken down.
• Reports say he was killed in an attack by armed bandits.
robbergunmancrook (informal)outlawpirateraidergangsterplunderermugger (informal)hijackerlooterhighwaymanracketeerdesperadomarauderbrigandfreebooterfootpad
brigandA brigand is someone who attacks people and robs them, especially in mountains or forests.
• He looked like a scruffy brigand.
outlawAn outlaw is a criminal who is hiding from the authorities.
• a band of desperate outlaws
Thesaurus for highwayman from the Collins English Thesaurus