vagabond


vagabond

adjective

  1. wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic: a vagabond tribe.
  2. leading an unsettled or carefree life.
  3. disreputable; worthless; shiftless.
  4. of, relating to, or characteristic of a vagabond: vagabond habits.
  5. having an uncertain or irregular course or direction: a vagabond voyage.

noun

  1. a person, usually without a permanent home, who wanders from place to place; nomad.
  2. an idle wanderer without a permanent home or visible means of support; tramp; vagrant.
  3. a carefree, worthless, or irresponsible person; rogue.

noun

  1. a person with no fixed home
  2. an idle wandering beggar or thief
  3. (modifier) of or like a vagabond; shiftless or idle
adj.

early 15c. (earlier vacabond, c.1400), from Middle French vagabonde, from Late Latin vagabundus “wandering, strolling about,” from Latin vagari “wander” (from vagus “wandering, undecided;” see vague) + gerundive suffix -bundus. The noun is first recorded c.1400, earlier wagabund (c.1300).

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