gangrel

noun
gang·​rel | \ ˈgaŋ-(ə-)rəl How to pronounce gangrel (audio) \
plural gangrels

Definition of gangrel

Scotland
: vagrant Wholly a gangrel, he neither worked nor wanted …— D. C. Thomson

First Known Use of gangrel

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gangrel

Middle English (north) & early Scots gangrel, gangerall, probably from gang gang entry 3 + -rel, noun suffix with diminutive or pejorative force (borrowed from Old French -erel, expansion of -el, diminutive suffix, going back to Latin -ellus)

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“Gangrel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gangrel. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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