vagabond

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Etymology[edit]

Latin vagabundus, from vagari, ‘wander’.

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vagabond (plural vagabonds)

  1. A person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time.
  2. One who wanders from place to place, having no fixed dwelling, or not abiding in it, and usually without the means of honest livelihood; a vagrant; a hobo.
    • Bible, Genesis iv. 12
      A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be.

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Verb[edit]

vagabond (third-person singular simple present vagabonds, present participle vagabonding, simple past and past participle vagabonded)

  1. To roam, as a vagabond

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Adjective[edit]

vagabond (not comparable)

  1. Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
    • Milton
      To heaven their prayers / Flew up, nor missed the way, by envious winds / Blown vagabond or frustrate.

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vagabond m (feminine vagabonde, masculine plural vagabonds, feminine plural vagabondes)

  1. vagabonding

Noun[edit]

vagabond m (plural vagabonds)

  1. tramp (a homeless person)

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Noun[edit]

vagabond m (plural vagabonzi)

  1. tramp, (a homeless person)