Definition of Runagate

1. n. A fugitive; a vagabond; an apostate; a renegade. See Renegade.



Definition of Runagate

1. Noun. A deserter, renegade or apostate. ¹

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Definition of Runagate

1. a deserter [n -S] - See also: deserter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Runagate

run through
run time
run times
run to
run up
run up against
run up the score
run wild
run with
run with scissors
run with the hare and hunt with the hounds
run year
run years
runabout
runabouts
runagate (current term)
runagates
runaround
runarounds
runathon
runathons
runaway
runaway behaviour
runaway bride
runaway electrons
runaway pacemaker
runaway robin
runaways
runback
runbacks

Literary usage of Runagate

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1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"runagate Ruminate. (L.) From pp. of L. ni- »¡innre, to chew the cud, ruminate. ... runagate, a vagabond. (F.-L.) A corruption of ME renégat, АП apostate, ..."

2. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott (1823)
"... who ever waited around him like the familiar beside a sorcerer, " hark thee—tell Tristan to be speedy in dealing with yonder runagate Bohemian." VOL. ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"(Lat. negare), to deny, disown, then to blaspheme, to curse. .See runagate. Renown. ... runagate ..."

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