Origin and Etymology 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
BRIGAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brigand for English Language Learners
: a robber who travels with others in a group
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