Favorite German Words
Der Raubritter = literally “robber knight” aka “robber baron”. Originally used in the sense of European feudal lords who robbed travelers passing through their domain by making them pay inappropriate amounts of currency, or by having them robbed of possessions in order to pass. In more modern use. it’s may be a person who’s made a very large amount of money, not afraid to act illegally or in an immoral way to do so. Someone who became wealthy by unethical means, like through shady stock market operations or the exploitation of others.