Runagate meaning

rŭn'ə-gāt'
A renegade or deserter.
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A vagabond.
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A runaway; fugitive or deserter.
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A person who drifts or wanders about; vagabond.
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Origin of runagate

  • Alteration of obsolete renegate renegade (influenced by run) (agate on the way) from Middle English from Medieval Latin renegātus renegade
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Corruption of renegade, influenced by run + agate (“on the way, agoing").
    From Wiktionary