cateran

[kat-er-uh n]

Origin of cateran

1325–75; < Medieval Latin caterānus, Latinized form of Middle English (Scots) catherein < Scots Gaelic ceatharn; see kern1
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cateran

noun
  1. (formerly) a member of a band of brigands and marauders in the Scottish highlands

Word Origin for cateran

C14: probably from Scottish Gaelic ceathairneach robber, plunderer
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