vagabond

A vagabond is someone who moves around a lot. Picture Boxcar Willie, bandana on a stick thrown over his shoulder, going wherever the breeze takes him.

Vagabond can also be an adjective, a nomadic tribe is a vagabond one, or the person who moved eight times in two years is living a vagabond life. It's from the Latin word vagabundus (from vagari, "wander") which means "inclined to wander." So — if you were born a ramblin' man, you might just be a vagabond.

Definitions of vagabond
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n a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

Synonyms:
drifter, floater, vagrant
Types:
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beachcomber
a vagrant living on a beach
sundowner
a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown
bum, hobo, tramp
a disreputable vagrant
dosser, street person
someone who sleeps in any convenient place
Type of:
have-not, poor person
a person with few or no possessions
bird of passage, roamer, rover, wanderer
someone who leads a wandering unsettled life

n anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place

“pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea”
Type of:
object, physical object
a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

adj wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community

“led a vagabond life”
Synonyms:
rootless
unsettled
not settled or established

adj continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

Synonyms:
aimless, drifting, floating, vagrant
unsettled
not settled or established

v move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

“roving vagabonds
Synonyms:
cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, wander
drift, err, stray
wander from a direct course or at random
wander
go via an indirect route or at no set pace
Types:
maunder
wander aimlessly
gad, gallivant, jazz around
wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

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