- 1A person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.More example sentences
- 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 rascal; a rogue.More example sentences
- It would be most unusual if there were not rogues and vagabonds in the industry.
- Considering her taste in men she'll probably run off with another backwater vagabond, who's been partially tamed by the military.
- Bind him fast or by Zeus, I shall see you rotting in gaol alongside this upstart vagabond!
adjective[attributive] Back to top
- Having no settled home.More 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.
verb[no object] • archaic Back to top
- Wander about as or like a vagabond.More 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'.