- a fugitive or runaway.
- a vagabond or wanderer.
Origin of runagate
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Examples from the Web for 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
C16: variant (influenced by run) of renegade