Origin of maraudFrench marauder ; from maraud, vagabond, probably special use of dialect, dialectal French maraud, tomcat, echoic of cry
verbma·raud·ed, ma·raud·ing, ma·rauds
Origin of maraudFrench marauder, from maraud, tomcat, vagabond.
(third-person singular simple present marauds, present participle marauding, simple past and past participle marauded)
The verb and adjective are more common as “marauding".
From French marauder, derivative of maraud (“rogue, vagabond"), from Middle French maraud (“rascal"), from Old French *marault (“beggar, vagabond"), from marir, marrir (“to trouble, stray, lose ones way, be lost"), from Old Frankish *marrijan (“to neglect, hinder"), from Proto-Germanic *marzijanÄ… (“to neglect, hinder, spoil"), from Proto-Indo-European *mers- (“to trouble, confuse, ignore, forget"), + Old French suffix -ault, -aud. Cognate with Old High German marrjan, marren (“to obstruct, hinder"), Old Saxon merrian (“to hinder, waste"), Gothic ðŒ¼ðŒ°ð‚ðŒ¶ðŒ¾ðŒ°ðŒ½ (marzjan, “to offend"). Related to mar.