Booty vs Spoils - What's the difference?

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Booty is a synonym of spoils.


As nouns the difference between booty and spoils

is that booty is (nautical) a form of prize which, when a ship was captured at sea, could be distributed at once or booty can be (slang) the buttocks, usually that of a female or booty can be while spoils is that which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty.

As a verb spoils is

(spoil).

booty

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl)

Noun

(booties)
  • (nautical) A form of prize which, when a ship was captured at sea, could be distributed at once.
  • Plunder taken from an enemy in time of war, or seized by piracy.
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  • (figuratively) Something that has been stolen or legally obtained from elsewhere.
  • After returning from their Halloween trick-or-treating, the kids settled down to enjoy their booty of candies.
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  • Coordinate terms
    * loot

    Etymology 2

    From butt

    Noun

    (booties)
  • (slang) The buttocks, usually that of a female.
  • You got a big ol' booty .
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  • (slang, not countable) A woman, considered as sexual partner or sex object.
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  • It’s my duty to please that booty .
    Derived terms
    * booty call * bootylicious * onion booty

    Etymology 3

    From .

    Noun

    (booties)
  • spoils

    English

    Noun

    (en-plural noun)
  • That which is taken from another by violence; especially, the plunder taken from an enemy; pillage; booty.
  • "Gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmy spoils." —Milton.
  • Public offices and their benefits regarded as the peculiar property of a successful party or faction, to be bestowed for its own advantage; -- commonly in the plural; as
  • to the victor belong the spoils

    Verb

    (head)
  • (spoil)
  • Milk spoils when left out too long.