rereward

noun

rere·​ward
obsolete

Word History

Etymology

Middle English rerewarde, from Anglo-French, from rere, arere behind + warde, gard guard

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rereward was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near rereward

Cite this Entry

“Rereward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rereward. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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