[ rey-der ]
/ ˈreɪ dər /


a person or thing that raids.
a commando, ranger, or the like, specially trained to participate in military raids.
a light, fast warship, aircraft, etc., used in such a raid.
a person who seizes control of a company, as by secretly buying stock and gathering proxies.
Informal. a person who works within an organization for the purpose of gathering evidence of wrongdoing.

Nearby words

  1. rahway,
  2. rai,
  3. raia,
  4. raiatea,
  5. raid,
  6. rail,
  7. rail anchor,
  8. rail bead,
  9. rail detector car,
  10. rail fence

Origin of raider

First recorded in 1860–65; raid + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for raider



1863, agent noun from raid (v.). A word from the American Civil War.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper