Definition of itinerant in English:

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itinerant

Pronunciation: /ɪˈtɪn(ə)r(ə)nt/
Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈtɪn(ə)r(ə)nt/

adjective

Travelling 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.
Synonyms
travelling, peripatetic, wandering, wayfaring, roving, roaming, rambling, touring, nomadic, gypsy, migrant, migratory, ambulatory;
vagrant, vagabond, homeless, of no fixed address/abode, displaced;
footloose, rootless, drifting, floating, unsettled, restless;
globetrotting, jet-setting
archaic errant

noun

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  • They have been replaced by itinerants, travelling in big American pick-ups towing huge, gaudy modern caravans.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.
Synonyms
traveller, wanderer, wayfarer, roamer, rover, nomad, gypsy, Bedouin;
migrant, transient, drifter, vagabond, vagrant, tramp;
refugee, displaced person, DP, homeless person;
New Zealand  streety
dated bird of passage

Derivatives

itineracy

noun

itinerancy

Pronunciation: /ɪˈtɪn(ə)r(ə)nsi/
Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈtɪn(ə)r(ə)nsi/
noun
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.

Origin

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

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