What does booty mean?

Definitions for booty
ˈbu tibooty

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word booty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loot, booty, pillage, plunder, prize, swag, dirty moneynoun

    goods or money obtained illegally

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bootynoun

    Etymology: buyt, Dutch; butin, Fr.

    One way a band select from forage drives
    A herd of beeves, fair oxen, and fair kine,
    Their booty. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xi. l. 650.

    His conscience is the hue and cry that pursues him; and when he reckons that he has gotten a booty, he has only caught a Tartar. Roger L'Estrange.

    For, should you to extortion be inclin’d,
    Your cruel guilt will little booty find. John Dryden, Juv. sat. viii.

    If I had a mind to be honest, I see, fortune would not suffer me; she drops booties in my mouth. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    We understand what we ought to do; but when we deliberate, we play booty against ourselves: our consciences direct us one way, our corruptions hurry us another. Roger L'Estrange.

    I have set this argument in the best light, that the ladies may not think I write booty. Dryden.


  1. Booty

    Booty is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez for her eighth studio album, A. K. A. (2014). It was written and produced by Cory Rooney, Lopez, and Benny Medina, with additional writing from Chris Brown, Pitbull, Diplo, and others. "Booty" samples "Dat a Freak", a song by Diplo and Swick, and it features Lopez's frequent collaborator Pitbull. It was released as the third single from the album on September 23, 2014. Initially entitled "Big Booty", the song was first rejected by Lopez who did not like the idea of having a song with a title like that. However, after playing the demo for her kids and seeing that they enjoyed the track, Lopez was convinced to record it. "Booty" is a dance track, with a Middle Eastern vibe, heavy percussion and an Asian keyboard riff, while its lyrics portrait Lopez inviting girls to the dancefloor to have a good time and dance, while shaking their buttocks. The song received generally favorable reviews from music critics, with many complimenting the song's fun nature, the dance environment and Pitbull's appearance, but a few dismissed its concept. Commercially, "Booty" performed moderately worldwide. It became a top twenty hit in the United States, charting at number eighteen on the US Billboard Hot 100, and entered the top forty in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, among other music markets.


  1. booty

    Booty typically refers to the buttocks or the rear end of a person, especially in terms of its physical appearance. It is often used informally and colloquially to describe a person's posterior in a flirtatious, playful, or sexual manner. The term "booty" is also commonly associated with hip-hop and rap culture, where it can reference a person's attractiveness, sex appeal, or rear end in a more objectifying context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bootynoun

    that which is seized by violence or obtained by robbery, especially collective spoil taken in war; plunder; pillage

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Booty

    bōōt′i, n. spoil taken in war or by force: plunder, a prize.—To play booty, to join with others in order to cheat one player, to play a game with intention to lose. [Ice. býti, share—býta, to divide.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. booty

    1. Whatever belongs to somebody that really belongs to somebody else, or whatever belongs to somebody else that really belongs to you or ought to belong to you if it did not belong to a third party--hence, anything at all. 2. Property in a transitional stage.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. booty

    That sort of prize which may be distributed at the capstan-head, or at once.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. booty

    Is the victors’ share in property captured from the vanquished. It is generally a military term, the word prize being more frequently used in the navy.

Rap Dictionary

  1. bootyadjective

    See wack. Ha Ha Ha Ha, You shouldn't diss refugees, and Ha Ha Ha Ha, You whole soundset's booty." -- Fugees (Fu-gee-la)

  2. bootyadjective

    Exact, not to be doubted

  3. bootyadjective


  4. bootynoun

    Ass. All I want is hoes, big booty hoes -- Notorious B.I.G. featuring Too $hort (Big Booty Hoes)

Editors Contribution

  1. booty

    The butt of a woman is often referred to as her booty in modern day risque speak that is heard with great regularity in pop music and in movies and on tv.

    Shake you booty.

    Etymology: I have no idea other than to men that area of a woman's body is often considered to be a treasure and thus akin to booty in the same way as gold, precious gems, etc., would be considered booty by pirates of olden days.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 5, 2021  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BOOTY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Booty is ranked #37492 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Booty surname appeared 594 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Booty.

    72.5% or 431 total occurrences were White.
    20.8% or 124 total occurrences were Black.
    3.5% or 21 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of booty in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of booty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of booty in a Sentence

  1. Tim Feldmann:

    I quiver a bit when hearing of the lax usage of the word 'yoga' these days, a yoga studio down the road from us here in Miami offers 'yoga booty ballet'. In my ear, that is obviously an only commercial aspirational use of the word.

  2. Don Lemon:

    This totally tastes like home, this is a recipe that's going to put a little meat on your bones and give you some booty.

  3. Mukaibar Shah:

    Covid rumor was spreaded by speaking about it 24 hours by media journalists, through newspapers, mobile ring tones , news websites front page and many other channels so that people can't think anything but only corona by listening about this media hype created virus round the hours and then doctors started looting patients and its booty commission went to every level of politics. Still they are spreading rumors about it and fools wearing masks accept it.

  4. Katrina Scott:

    This is working the upper and lower abs, the booty, the tops of the thighs and the triceps when you sit up.

  5. Theresa Depasquale:

    The big thing that I would stress is that we wanted to have the nicestbooties on the stageso it just kind of evolved from there and I became known as the ‘booty queen,’.

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