cateran

[ kat-er-uhn ]
/ ˈkæt ər ən /

noun

(formerly) a freebooter or marauder of the Scottish Highlands.

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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
/ (ˈkætərən) /

noun

(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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