cateran

cateran

[kat-er-uhn]
noun
(formerly) a freebooter or marauder of the Scottish Highlands.

Origin:
1325–75; < Medieval Latin caterānus, Latinized form of Middle English (Scots) catherein < Scots Gaelic ceatharn; see kern1

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cateran (ˈkætərən)
 
n
(formerly) a member of a band of brigands and marauders in the Scottish highlands
 
[C14: probably from Scottish Gaelic ceathairneach robber, plunderer]

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