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vagabond (plural vagabonds)
- A person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time.
- 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.
a person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time
a bum, a hobo, a tramp, a homeless person
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- To roam, as a vagabond
to roam as a vagabond
vagabond (not comparable)
- 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.
- “vagabond” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
vagabond m (plural vagabond)
vagabond m (plural vagabonzi)
- tramp (a homeless person)