Vagabond definition

văgə-bŏnd
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A person who moves from place to place without a permanent home and often without a regular means of support.
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Moving from place to place, with no fixed abode; wandering.
adjective
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A person who wanders from place to place, having no fixed abode.
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A person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time.
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To wander.
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Aimlessly following an irregular course or path; drifting.
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a vagabond.
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To roam, as a vagabond.
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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.

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To wander or travel about, especially as a vagabond.
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Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
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Of, having to do with, or living an unsettled, drifting, or irresponsible life; vagrant; shiftless.
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An idle, disreputable, or shiftless person.
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One who wanders from place to place, having no fixed dwelling, or not abiding in it, and usually without the means of honest livelihood; a vagrant; a hobo.
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A tramp.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vagabond
Plural:
vagabonds

Origin of vagabond

  • Middle English vagabonde from Old French vagabond from Late Latin vagābundus wandering from Latin vagārī to wander from vagus wandering

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

  • Latin vagabundus, from vagari, "˜wander'.

    From Wiktionary