[ren-i-gey-doh, -gah-]

noun, plural ren·e·ga·dos.

a renegade.

Origin of renegado

Borrowed into English from Spanish around 1590–1600 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for renegado

Historical Examples of renegado

  • Of this I was assured by a renegado slave, a Bulgarian by birth, who belonged to the lady I have mentioned.

  • An Hungarian renegado, one of the lowest rank, had carried her off in an excursion, and treated her as his wife.

  • When one of the band took unto himself a wife, a renegado would perform the marriage ceremony.

  • Turning quickly to his troop, he singled out a renegado Christian, a traitor to his religion and his king.

  • The renegado, seeing his comrade fall, fled for his life, making the halls and galleries ring with his outcries.

British Dictionary definitions for renegado


noun plural -dos

an archaic word for renegade
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