- wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic: a vagabond tribe.
- leading an unsettled or carefree life.
- disreputable; worthless; shiftless.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a vagabond: vagabond habits.
- having an uncertain or irregular course or direction: a vagabond voyage.
- a person, usually without a permanent home, who wanders from place to place; nomad.
- an idle wanderer without a permanent home or visible means of support; tramp; vagrant.
- a carefree, worthless, or irresponsible person; rogue.
- a person with no fixed home
- an idle wandering beggar or thief
- (modifier) of or like a vagabond; shiftless or idle
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).