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
  1. noun
    a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
    synonyms: drifter, floater, vagrant
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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
  2. noun
    anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place
    “pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea”
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    object, physical object
    a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
  3. adjective
    wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community
    “led a vagabond life”
    synonyms: rootless
    unsettled
    not settled or established
  4. adjective
    continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
    synonyms: aimless, drifting, floating, vagrant
    unsettled
    not settled or established
  5. verb
    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
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    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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