Definitions for vagabondˈvæg əˌbɒnd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic.
leading an unsettled or carefree life.
disreputable; worthless; shiftless.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vagabond.
having an uncertain or irregular course or direction:
a vagabond voyage.
(n.)a person who wanders from place to place; nomad.
an idle wanderer without a permanent home or visible means of support; tramp; vagrant.
a carefree, worthless, or irresponsible person; rogue.
Origin of vagabond:
1400–50; < LL vagābundus < L vagā(rī) to wander +-bundus adj. suffix
anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place
"pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea"
vagrant, drifter, floater, vagabond(adj)
a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community
"led a vagabond life"; "a rootless wanderer"
aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant(verb)
continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
"a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"
roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond(verb)
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
"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"
A person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time.
A bum, a hobo, a tramp, a homeless person, a rogue, a ne'er-do-well.
To roam, as a vagabond
Origin: vagabundus, from vagari, ‘wander’.
moving from place to place without a settled habitation; wandering
floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro
being a vagabond; strolling and idle or vicious
one who wanders from place to place, having no fixed dwelling, or not abiding in it, and usually without the means of honest livelihood; a vagrant; a tramp; hence, a worthless person; a rascal
to play the vagabond; to wander like a vagabond; to stroll
Translations for vagabond
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an old word for a person having no settled home, or roving from place to place, especially in an idle or disreputable manner
rogues and vagabonds.
- مُتَشَرِّد، أفّاقArabic
- vagabundoPortuguese (BR)
- tulák, -čkaCzech
- der/die Vagabund(in)German
- πλανόβιος, αλήτης (αρχ.)Greek
- خانه بدوش؛ آوارهFarsi
- klaidonis; dīkdienisLatvian
- landstryker, loffer, vagabondNorwegian
- tulák, -čkaSlovak
- vagabond, landstrykareSwedish
- avare, serseriTurkish
- 流浪漢Chinese (Trad.)
- бродяга; пройдисвітUkrainian
- آوارہ گرد، خانہ بدوشUrdu
- tên du đãngVietnamese
- 流浪者，游手好闲者Chinese (Simp.)
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