WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
cat•er•an  (katər ən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. (formerly) a freebooter or marauder of the Scottish Highlands.
  • Scots Gaelic ceatharn; see kern1
  • Medieval Latin caterānus, Latinized form of Middle English (Scots) catherein
  • 1325–75

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