Definition of runagate in English:

runagate

Line breaks: runa|gate
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌnəgeɪt
 
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noun

archaic
  • A person who has run away; a deserter.
    More example sentences
    • We are bought and sold like apes or monkeys, to be the sport of women, fools, and cowards; and the support of rogues and runagates.
    • The runagate demanded of her in her own language, whether her father were in the garden, or no.
    • Floyd is not only a thief, but a runagate - light-footed as well as light-fingered.

Origin

mid 16th century: variant of dialect renegate, from medieval Latin renegatus 'renounced': see renegade.

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