The Closing Word: Maraud

The Closing Word: MaraudThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (muh-ROD)

raid and rove in search of booty

a sudden short attack

From “The word maraud comes from a Middle French word that means “rascal or rogue.” A marauder is someone who marauds and marauding describes people who raid and plunder. As a noun, a maraud is a quick, short foray. As a teenager, you may have participated in a midnight maraud to festoon your friend’s house with toilet paper or capture the mascot of your rival sports team.”

“They put a second refrigerator in the pool house for the kids to maraud so they wouldn’t track water all over the kitchen.”


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