bindlestiff definition by Webster's New World
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Slang a migratory worker; hobo
bindlestiff definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A hobo, especially one who carries a bedroll.
Origin: English bindle, bundle (probably from German dialectal bindel, from Middle High German bündel, from binden, to bind, from Old High German binten; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots) + stiff.