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brigand

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noun brig·and \ˈbri-gənd\

Simple Definition of brigand

  • : a robber who travels with others in a group

Full Definition of brigand

  1. :  one who lives by plunder usually as a member of a band :  bandit

brig·and·age play \-gən-dij\ noun

Origin of brigand

Middle English brigaunt, from Middle French brigand, from Old Italian brigante, from brigare to fight, from briga strife, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish bríg strength


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with brigand



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