Brigand meaning

brĭgənd
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The definition of brigand is a robber or bandit.

An example of brigand is a robber who steals from campers out for a hike.

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A robber or bandit, especially one of an outlaw band.
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An outlaw or bandit.
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A bandit, usually one of a roving band.
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Origin of brigand

  • Middle English brigaunt from Old French from Old Italian brigante skirmisher from present participle of brigare to fight brigade

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English circa 1400, from Old French brigand (“foot soldier”) attested from 1421, from Latin brigō (“to fight”).

    From Wiktionary