runagate

[ ruhn-uh-geyt ]
/ ˈrʌn əˌgeɪt /

noun

a fugitive or runaway.
a vagabond or wanderer.

Nearby words

  1. run-on sentence,
  2. run-out,
  3. run-through,
  4. run-up,
  5. runabout,
  6. runanga,
  7. runaround,
  8. runaway,
  9. runaway star,
  10. runback

Origin of runagate

1520–30; run (v.) + obsolete agate away; sense influenced by obsolete renegate (Middle English renegat < Medieval Latin renegātus renegade)

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British Dictionary definitions for runagate

runagate

/ (ˈrʌnəˌɡeɪt) /

noun

archaic
  1. a vagabond, fugitive, or renegade
  2. (as modifier)a runagate priest

Word Origin for runagate

C16: variant (influenced by run) of renegade

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