- 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 of vagabondMiddle 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
intransitive verbvag·a·bond·ed, vag·a·bond·ing, vag·a·bonds
Origin of vagabondMiddle English vagabonde, from Old French vagabond, from Late Latin vagābundus, wandering, from Latin vagārī, to wander, from vagus, wandering.
(third-person singular simple present vagabonds, present participle vagabonding, simple past and past participle vagabonded)
- To roam, as a vagabond
- Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
Latin vagabundus, from vagari, ‘wander’.