What is the meaning of vagabond?


  • Anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place.
    • usage: "pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea"
  • A wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support.


  • Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment.
    • usage: "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"


  • Wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community.
    • usage: "led a vagabond life"; "a rootless wanderer"
  • Continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another.
    • usage: "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"
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