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