1A Greek independence fighter, especially one who fought the Turks in the 15th century or during the war of independence (1821–28)
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.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.