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Pirate Booty vs. Body Booty

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Is the booty as in shake your booty related to a pirate’s booty? The booty that means “derriere” is an alteration of botty, which is itself an alteration of bottom. The booty that means “loot” or “plunder” derives from an Old Germanic word. It was likely influenced by Old English bót, meaning “advantage” or “a little more” and the source also of the expression to boot, meaning “additionally” or “to the good.” This is part of a complete episode.

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