brigand

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noun brig·and \ˈbri-gənd\

Definition of brigand

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

brigandage

play \-gən-dij\ noun

Origin and Etymology of brigand

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


First Known Use: 14th century


BRIGAND Defined for English Language Learners

brigand

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noun brig·and \ˈbri-gənd\

Definition of brigand for English Language Learners

  • : a robber who travels with others in a group



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