run·​a·​gate ˈrə-nə-ˌgāt How to pronounce runagate (audio)

Examples of runagate in a Sentence

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Word History


alteration of renegate, from Medieval Latin renegatus — more at renegade

First Known Use

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of runagate was in 1547

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“Runagate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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run·​a·​gate ˈrən-ə-ˌgāt How to pronounce runagate (audio)
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