AskDefine | Define renegade

Dictionary Definition

renegade adj : having deserted a cause or principle; "some provinces had proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper" [syn: recreant]


1 someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
2 a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc. [syn: deserter, apostate, turncoat, recreant, ratter] v : break with established customs [syn: rebel]

User Contributed Dictionary



From renegado, from Medieval Latin renegatus, perfect participle of renego. See also renege.


  • /ˈɹɛnɪˌgeɪd/, /"rEnI%geId/


  1. An outlaw or rebel.


outlaw or rebel

Extensive Definition

seealso Renegades
Renegade may refer to:
  • Renegade (Middle Ages), a term for a fallen Christian or a knight without allegiance. From Spanish renegado, from Medieval Latin renegatus, perfect participle of renego deny. See also: Ronin.
In music:
In games:
In sports:
  • Renegade, the ring name of professional wrestler Rick Williams
  • Chief Osceola and Renegade, the symbols of the Florida State University Seminoles
  • The athletic teams mascot of Bakersfield College (Bakersfield, CA) are The Renegades
  • Renegade a term used to desribe an offshore sailor with great endurance. See Renegading - the act of completing an offshore race without sleep.
In television and film:
renegade in German: Renegade
renegade in French: Renegade
renegade in Italian: Renegade
renegade in Dutch: Renegaat
renegade in Polish: Renegade
renegade in Swedish: Renegade

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