filibuster vs filibusterer what difference

what is difference between filibuster and filibusterer

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish filibustero (pirate), from French flibustier, ultimately from Dutch vrijbuiter (freebooter), from vrij (free) + buit (booty) + -er (agent). The alteration in the first syllable in French is due to the word being somewhat conflated with vlieboot (light, flat-bottomed cargo vessel with two or three masts) when it was borrowed into French or another language from Dutch. The word is cognate and analogous to English freebooter.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɪlɪbʌstə(ɹ)/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɪləbʌstɚ/
  • Hyphenation: fi‧li‧bust‧er

Noun

filibuster (plural filibusters)

  1. A mercenary soldier; a freebooter; specifically, a mercenary who travelled illegally in an organized group from the United States to a country in Central America or the Spanish West Indies in the mid-19th century seeking economic and political benefits through armed force.
  2. (US politics) A tactic (such as giving long, often irrelevant speeches) employed to delay the proceedings of, or the making of a decision by, a legislative body, particularly the United States Senate.
  3. (US politics) A member of a legislative body causing such an obstruction; a filibusterer.

Synonyms

  • (mercenary soldier): see Thesaurus:mercenary

Antonyms

  • (sense 2): cloture

Derived terms

  • filibusterer

Related terms

  • flibustier

Descendants

  • Dutch: filibuster
  • Indonesian: filibuster

Translations

Verb

filibuster (third-person singular simple present filibusters, present participle filibustering, simple past and past participle filibustered)

  1. To take part in a private military action in a foreign country.
  2. (originally and mainly US, politics) To use obstructionist tactics in a legislative body.
    • Jan 20, 2012, “Meanwhile, back in Eastleigh, away from the filibustering in Westminster, Chris Huhne was able to concentrate on constituency business.”https://www.eastleighnews.co.uk/2012/01/daylight-saving-bill-runs-out-of-time/

Translations

Further reading

  • filibuster on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • flibustier

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed from English filibuster, from Spanish filibustero, from French flibustier, from Dutch vrijbuiter.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪ.liˌbɑs.tər/
  • Hyphenation: fi‧li‧bus‧ter

Noun

filibuster m (plural filibusters)

  1. (US politics) A filibuster, a tactic to delay Congressional procedures.
  2. (historical) A filibuster, an American mercenary who operated in Central America or the Spanish West Indies seeking to gain wealth or political power.

Indonesian

Etymology

From English filibuster, from Spanish filibustero (pirate), from French flibustier, from Dutch vrijbuiter (freebooter), as vrij (free) +‎ buit (booty) +‎ -er (agent).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [filiˈbʊstər]
  • Hyphenation: fi‧li‧bus‧têr

Noun

filibustêr (first-person possessive filibusterku, second-person possessive filibustermu, third-person possessive filibusternya)

  1. filibuster,
    1. a tactic (such as giving long, often irrelevant speeches) employed to delay the proceedings of, or the making of a decision by, a legislative body.
    2. a private military action.

Further reading

  • “filibuster” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.


English

Etymology

filibuster +‎ -er

Noun

filibusterer (plural filibusterers)

  1. A person who filibusters.

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