Definition of itinerant in English:

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Pronunciation: /īˈtinərənt/


Traveling from place to place: itinerant traders
More example sentences
  • The alert follows a flood of complaints about itinerant traders who charge extortionate prices for bitumen coverings for drives.
  • Serving mostly itinerant and homeless women, many of whom have mental difficulties, Chez Doris is accepting donations.
  • A restless, itinerant soul, he didn't stay in Symington long, setting up shop in a small family-run hotel in Ayr.
traveling, peripatetic, wandering, roving, roaming, touring, saddlebag, nomadic, gypsy, migrant, vagrant, vagabond, of no fixed address


A person who travels from place to place.
Example sentences
  • A party of Irish itinerants travelling in around 24 vehicles arrived at the Back Lane side of the factory on Sunday evening.
  • They have been replaced by itinerants, travelling in big American pick-ups towing huge, gaudy modern caravans.
  • My parents were itinerants, travelling from farm to station to farm to station… you get the idea.
traveler, wanderer, roamer, rover, nomad, gypsy, migrant, transient, drifter, vagabond, hobo, vagrant, tramp



Pronunciation: /-rəsē/


Pronunciation: /īˈtin(ə)rənsē/
Example sentences
  • Alexander pursued a lucrative itinerancy painting portraits in America, and when he had exhausted his possibilities, he returned to Scotland.
  • Irish migrants were well accustomed to patterns of temporary itinerancy and responded to situational exigencies with resilience and tactical virtuosity.
  • For them itinerancy was a habit born of necessity.


Example sentences
  • Unemployed or working itinerantly, their dwellings interim and provisional, these women scrape by.
  • In fact, hundreds of Jewish peddlers, mostly from Eastern Europe, worked itinerantly around the South.
  • Shelley lived itinerantly for the next three years in York, the Lake District and Dublin.


Late 16th century (used to describe a judge traveling on a circuit): from late Latin itinerant- 'traveling', from the verb itinerari, from Latin iter, itiner- 'journey, road'.

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Syllabification: i·tin·er·ant

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