- foreign; alien; coming from abroad.
- wandering, traveling, or migrating.
Origin of peregrine
Related Words for peregrineperipatetic, wandering, itinerant, alluring, glamorous, romantic, colorful, unusual, unfamiliar, peculiar, alien, strange, curious, weird, bizarre, fascinating, different, mobile, roaming, vagrant
Examples from the Web for peregrine
Contemporary Examples of peregrine
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Historical Examples of peregrine
Thereafter, Peregrine, to the girls, was always Peregrine-Sarah.Highacres
The Peregrine is as sound as a bell, they say—ah, she is a good ship!
It was as large as the Peregrine itself—certainly as large as the cutter.
Then glancing aloft, he understood how it was that the Peregrine had been recognised.
Sir Peregrine had been farming all his life, and had his own ideas on the subject.Orley Farm
- coming from abroad
- travelling or migratory; wandering
Word Origin for peregrine
Word Origin and History for peregrine
also peregrin, type of falcon, 1550s, short for peregrine falcon (late 14c.), from Old French faulcon pelerin (mid-13c.), from Medieval Latin falco peregrinus, from Latin peregrinus "coming from foreign parts" (see peregrination). Sense may have been a bird "caught in transit," as opposed to one taken from the nest. Peregrine as an adjective in English meaning "not native, foreign" is attested from 1520s.