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maraud

[ muh-rawd ]
/ məˈrɔd /
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verb (used without object)
to roam or go around in quest of plunder; make a raid for booty: Freebooters were marauding all across the territory.
verb (used with object)
to raid for plunder (often used passively): At the war's end the country had been marauded by returning bands of soldiers.
noun
Archaic. the act of marauding.
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Origin of maraud

First recorded in 1705–15; from French marauder, derivative of maraud “rogue, vagabond,” Middle French, perhaps identical with dialectal maraud “tomcat,” of expressive origin

OTHER WORDS FROM maraud

ma·raud·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for maraud

maraud
/ (məˈrɔːd) /

verb
to wander or raid in search of plunder
noun
an archaic word for foray

Derived forms of maraud

marauder, noun

Word Origin for maraud

C18: from French marauder to prowl, from maraud vagabond
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