ma·​raud·​er | \ mə-ˈrȯ-dər How to pronounce marauder (audio) \
plural marauders

Definition of marauder

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Marauder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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