- The definition of a vagabond is a nomad or person without a permanent home, who drifts from place to place.
A yacht owner who lives on his boat and sales from port to port is an example of a vagabond.
- moving from place to place, with no fixed abode; wandering
- of, having to do with, or living an unsettled, drifting, or irresponsible life; vagrant; shiftless
- aimlessly following an irregular course or path; drifting
Origin: Middle English from Middle French from Classical Latin adjective vagabundus, strolling about from vagari, to wander from vagus: see vague
- a person who wanders from place to place, having no fixed abode
- a tramp
- an idle, disreputable, or shiftless person
- vagabondish adjective
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- A person without a permanent home who moves from place to place.
- A vagrant; a tramp.
- A wanderer; a rover.
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of a wanderer; nomadic.
- Aimless; drifting.
- Irregular in course or behavior; unpredictable.
Origin: Middle English vagabonde, from Old French vagabond, from Late Latin vagābundus, wandering, from Latin vagārī, to wander, from vagus, wandering.
- vagˈa·bondˌage noun
- vagˈa·bondˌism noun