Errant Definition

Roving or wandering, esp. in search of adventure; itinerant.
A knight-errant.
Webster's New World
Erring or straying from what is right or the right course.
Webster's New World
Failing to adhere to guidelines or moral standards.
Errant youngsters.
American Heritage
Moving from the proper course or established limits.
Errant lambs.
American Heritage
Shifting about.
An errant wind.
Webster's New World

Origin of Errant

  • Middle English erraunt from Anglo-Norman partly from Old French errer to travel about (from Vulgar Latin iterāre) (from Latin iter journey ei- in Indo-European roots) and partly from Old French errer to err err

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman erraunt, from Old French errant, from Latin errans (“wandering”).

    From Wiktionary

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