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runagate

Line breaks: runa|gate
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌnəɡeɪt
 
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Definition of runagate in English:

noun

archaic
A person who has run away; a deserter.
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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