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1A Greek independence fighter, especially one who fought the Turks in the 15th century or during the war of independence (1821–8).
2historical A Greek brigand or bandit.
From modern Greek klephtēs, from Greek kleptēs ‘thief’. The original klephts led an outlaw existence in the mountains; those who maintained this after the war of independence became bandits.
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