An itinerant is a person who moves from place to place, typically for work, like the itinerant preacher who moves to a new community every few years.

Itinerant is pronounced "eye-TIN-er-ant." It might remind you of itinerary, the traveler's schedule that lists flights, hotel check-in times, and other plans. It's no surprise that both words come from the Latin word itinerare, meaning "to travel." Itinerant was first used in the 16th century to describe circuit judges who traveled to faraway courtrooms. Today, almost anyone can be an itinerant.

Definitions of itinerant

adj traveling from place to place to work

itinerant labor”
“an itinerant judge”
not settled or established

n a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment

itinerant traders”
gipsy, gypsy
swagger, swaggie, swagman
an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living
Type of:
jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer
someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor

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