- 1A person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.More example sentences
itinerant, wanderer, nomad, wayfarer, traveller, gypsy, rover, tramp, vagrant, drifter, transient, migrant, homeless person, derelict, beachcomber, down-and-out, beggar, person of no fixed address/abode, knight of the road, bird of passage, rolling stone; North American hobo; Australian bagman, knockabout, overlander, sundowner, whaler• informal bag ladySouth African • informal outieAustralian/New Zealand • informal derro
- Vagabond Tales is loosely based around the adventures of a musical vagabond who travels around the world and through time to bring different kinds of music back to the traveling minstrels of Barrage.
- A group of vagabonds and derelicts inhabit a shelter in Moscow, presided over by a fanatical leader who preaches the love of everyone for everyone.
- I am a dogged traveler, the determined vagabond.
- 1.1 • informal , • dated A dishonest or unprincipled person.More example sentences
- We can't afford first time grants for houses, but we can afford €60m to buy an ego boosting plane for the vagabonds who squandered the boom years.
- The husband arranges her marriage with a person who is considered a vagabond.
- According children V.I.P treatment only helps to groom rogues and vagabonds in the long term.
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- Having no settled home: a vagabond poacherMore example sentences
- Well these visions unfold in front of me like a play put on by a traveling band of vagabond gypsies.
- And he was there, the vagabond journeyman sorcerer that had seized what must have seemed a reasonable opportunity at the time.
- Block out the sight of vagabond children hawking tat at traffic intersections.
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- Wander about as or like a vagabond: he went vagabonding about the worldMore example sentences
- At home most of the time, I would bundle my baby in his stroller and go vagabonding as and when the weather would allow.
- Perhaps not coincidentally, Amelia's vagabonding seems to have run across a few stops of the National Air Races which were underway at the same time.
- He vagabonded his way to Paris and immediately settled into a bohemian life.
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- I could not understand why so often, in the literature of vagabondage, the vagrant beggar was described as a hypocrite.
- After many years of vagabondage he was found mysteriously drowned in a Venetian canal in 1772.
- There followed seventeen years of sectarian vagabondage: founded in 1830, the sect settled in Kirtland, Ohio, Jackson, Missouri, and Nauvoo, Illinois, reaching Great Salt Lake Valley, Utah, in 1847.
Middle English (originally denoting a criminal): from Old French, or from Latin vagabundus, from vagari 'wander'.