maraud

[ muh-rawd ]
/ məˈrɔd /

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

1705–15; < French marauder, derivative of maraud rogue, vagabond, Middle French, perhaps identical with dial. maraud tomcat, of expressive orig.

OTHER WORDS FROM maraud

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

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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