# What is a Bandit Word™?

If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Bandit Word™.

Use the following examples below to find the rule.

And, if you want to analyze, here is a CSV version:

BANDIT WORD™, NOT BANDIT WORD™
popgun, rifle
trysts, date
turgut, aslan
warcry, attack
plus, minus
possum, rat
worsts, best
ryukyu, japan
rotgut, claret
workup, degeneration


Hint #1:

First I wanted to make a puzzle called "What is an Orbit Word™?", but it didn't really work out... Then I changed the rule a bit and it became "What is a Bandit Word™?".

Hint #2:

This is my first Word™ puzzle, so feedback is obviously welcome! I hope it's not too easy...

• Is it significant that all letters are lower-case? – Rand al'Thor Sep 21 '16 at 14:57
• @randal'thor Yes. – user14478 Sep 21 '16 at 14:57
• Does it have something to do with opposites? – Buffer Over Read Sep 21 '16 at 15:46
• is the 's' necessary in "worsts" or is it an error?? – Sid Sep 21 '16 at 15:47
• @TheBitByte If you mean opposites as in two words in the same row: No, e.g. "rifle" could be swapped with "minus" and it would still be a valid list. If you mean opposites directly in Bandit words: Not directly, but you definitely have to compare things. – user14478 Sep 21 '16 at 15:51