ronin

noun
ro·nin | \ˈrōnin\
plural ronin also ronins

Definition of ronin 

1 : a vagrant samurai without a master

2 : a Japanese student who has failed a college entrance examination and is studying to take it again

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First Known Use of ronin

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ronin

Japanese rōnin

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