Middle English Dictionary Entry

Robin n.
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The personal name Robin, a familiar form of Robert: (a) as a designation for a robber, vagabond, or lowly person; (b) in phrase: joli ~, a designation for a carefree man.
(a) ~ hode, Robin Hood, the name of an outlaw famous in popular literature; also, the part of Robin Hood in a play; rime (romaunce, song, tale) of ~ hode, a popular poem or tale about Robin Hood; (b) in proverb.