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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

RINAGATE, n. Also rinnagate (Ayr. 1822 Galt Sir A. Wylie xii.), rannagat (Lnk. 1826 R. Chambers Pop. Rhymes 21). Sc. forms of Eng. runagate, now obsol. or arch., a fugitive, runabout, rascal, scamp (Sc. 1836 J. Baillie Witchcraft ii. i.; Sh., Abd., Ags., Fif., wm. and sm.Sc. 1968). [′ri.nəget]

[An alteration of renegate, renegade, by association with Rin, run, and agate. Cf. rinthereout s.v. Rin, v., 1.(1) (xi).]

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