runagate definition by Webster's New World
- a runaway; fugitive or deserter
- a person who drifts or wanders about; vagabond
Origin: altered (; from run plush obsolete agate, on the way) ; from Middle English renegat, apostate, villain ; from Old French ; from Midieval Latin renegatus: see renegade
runagate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A renegade or deserter.
- A vagabond.
Origin: Alteration of obsolete renegate, renegade (influenced by run and agate, on the way), from Middle English, from Medieval Latin renegātus; see renegade.