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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

RANAGANT, n. Also rannigant. A wild, loose-living person, a good-for-nothing.Abd. 1832 W. Scott Poems 138:
Her house for rannigants an' quines Was just a steigh.
Abd. 1915 H. Beaton Benachie 114:
“We'll hae a time amo' th' lassies, wyte or ye see.” “We'll need tae pit a brecham on tae ye, an' keep ye within boons, ye ranagant.”

[An alteration of renegade, influenced by termagant. Cf. Ranegill, Rinagate.]

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