vagabond

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French vagabond, from Late Latin vagābundus, from Latin vagari (wander).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Canada, UK) enPR: văg'ə-bŏnd, IPA(key): /ˈvæɡ.ə.bɒnd/
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Noun[edit]

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.

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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.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 10”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
      To heaven their prayers / Flew up, nor missed the way, by envious winds / Blown vagabond or frustrate.
    • 1959, Jack London, The Star Rover
      Truly, the worships of the Mystery wandered as did men, and between filchings and borrowings the gods had as vagabond a time of it as did we.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin vagābundus.

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

  1. vagabonding

Noun[edit]

vagabond m (plural vagabonds, feminine vagabonde)

  1. vagabond

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vagabond m (plural vagabond)

  1. vagabond

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French vagabond.

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vagabond m (plural vagabonzi)

  1. tramp (a homeless person)