marauder

noun ma·raud·er \ mə-ˈrȯ-dər \

Definition of marauder

plural marauders
: one who roams from place to place making attacks and raids in search of plunder : one that marauds
  • Residents … are literally up in arms over seven robberies by hooded, armed men who have broken into homes to terrorize and plunder. Politicos and a legion of border lawmen are clamoring to stop the marauders.
  • —Jill Mastrull
  • 'You neglect your duties as a father,' she complained. 'What if a Norman marauder had come in the night and snatched me away? … '
  • —Tom Harper
  • In 1653, another Hollander, Peter Stuyvesant, built a river-to-river wooden wall to ward off marauders.
  • —Abby Rand
  • The brushtail possum is a relentless marauder that invaded New Zealand from Australia. Listed among the world's 100 most-invasive species, it is one of New Zealand's worst pests.
  • —John Pickrell

First Known Use of marauder

1698

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