- a fugitive or runaway.
- a vagabond or wanderer.
Origin of runagate
Related Words for runagateabsconder, apostate, deserter, rat, recreant, renegade, runaway, sellout, tergiversator, turncoat, reneger
Examples from the Web for runagate
Historical Examples of runagate
The sight of Hamish at a carriage-door guided her to her runagate son.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
The wife of Cosimo d'Anguissola a runagate with her husband's cousin?The Strolling Saint
The Syrian runagate: perhaps I'm writing for nothing in trusting my letter to him.Introduction to Robert Browning
Osberne stood up and said: "What hast thou been about, runagate?"The Sundering Flood
"Nay, no runagate; he goes too slow ever to run," said Don Jordy.The White Plumes of Navarre
Samuel Rutherford Crockett
- a vagabond, fugitive, or renegade
- (as modifier)a runagate priest