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renegade

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noun ren·e·gade \ˈre-ni-ˌgād\

Simple Definition of renegade

  • : a person who leaves one group, religion, etc., and joins another that opposes it

  • : someone or something that causes trouble and cannot be controlled

Full Definition of renegade

  1. 1 :  a deserter from one faith, cause, or allegiance to another

  2. 2 :  an individual who rejects lawful or conventional behavior

Examples of renegade

  1. renegades from the Republican Party

  2. stories about pirates and renegades on the high seas



Origin of renegade

Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegatus, from past participle of renegare to deny, from Latin re- + negare to deny — more at negate


First Known Use: 1583


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renegade

verb ren·e·gade

Definition of renegade

renegad·edrenegad·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become a renegade



Circa 1611

First Known Use of renegade

circa 1611


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renegade

adjective ren·e·gade

Definition of renegade

  1. 1 :  having deserted a faith, cause, or religion for a hostile one

  2. 2 :  having rejected tradition :  unconventional



1705

First Known Use of renegade

1705



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