bandolier 1570s, "shoulder belt (for a wallet)," from Fr. bandouiliere (16c.), from It. bandoliera or Sp. bandolera, from dim. of banda "a scarf, sash," a Germanic loan-word related to Goth. bandwa (see BAND (Cf. band) (2)). In some cases, directly from Spanish to English as bandoleer. Meaning "ammunition belt for a musket" is from 1590s; hence bandolero "highwayman, robber" (1832), from Spanish, lit. "man who wears a bandoleer."

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