An example of brigand is a robber who steals from campers out for a hike.
Origin of brigandMiddle English brigaunt from Old French from OIt brigante from brigare: see brigade
Origin of brigandMiddle English brigaunt from Old French from Old Italian brigante skirmisher from present participle of brigare to fight ; see brigade .
- brig′and·age brig′and·ism
From Middle English circa 1400, from Old French brigand (“foot soldier”) attested from 1421, from Latin brigō (“to fight”).