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Dictionary Definition

vagabond adj
1 wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community; "led a vagabond life"; "a rootless wanderer" [syn: rootless]
2 continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties" [syn: aimless, drifting, floating, vagrant]


1 anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place; "pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea"
2 a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support [syn: vagrant, drifter, floater] v : 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" [syn: roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift]

User Contributed Dictionary



vagabundus, from vagari, ‘wander’.


  • /'vægəbɒnd/
  • văg'ə-bŏnd, /'vægəbɒnd/, /"v

Extensive Definition

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See also

vagabond in French: Vagabond
vagabond in Swedish: Vagabond

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Arab, Bowery bum, arab, bat around, beach bum, beachcomber, beggar, beggarly fellow, bird of passage, blighter, bo, budmash, bum, bummer, caitiff, canter, circumforaneous, count ties, derelict, devil, discursive, divagate, divagatory, dogie, drift, drifter, drifting, drunkard, errant, flit, flitting, floater, floating, footloose, footloose and fancy-free, fugitive, gad, gad about, gadding, gallivant, gamin, gamine, go about, go the rounds, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, guttersnipe, gypsy, gypsy-like, gypsyish, hit the road, hit the trail, hobo, homeless waif, human wreck, idler, itinerant, jaunt, knock about, knock around, landloper, landloping, lazzarone, loafer, losel, lowlife, mauvais sujet, mean wretch, meander, meandering, migrant, migrational, migratory, mooch, mucker, mudlark, no-good, nomad, nomadic, nomadize, pauvre diable, perambulatory, peregrinate, pererrate, peripatetic, piker, pilgarlic, poor creature, poor devil, prowl, ragamuffin, ragman, ragpicker, ramble, rambling, range, ranging, roadster, roam, roaming, rolling stone, rounder, rove, rover, roving, run about, runagate, sad case, sad sack, saunter, shack, shifting, ski bum, skid-row bum, stiff, straggle, straggling, stray, straying, street Arab, street arab, street urchin, stroll, strolling, sundowner, surf bum, swagger, swagman, swagsman, tatterdemalion, tennis bum, traipse, traipsing, tramp, tramper, transient, transitory, transmigratory, traveler, truant, turnpiker, urchin, vag, vagabondize, vagrant, vaurien, waif, waifs and strays, walk the tracks, wander, wanderer, wandering, wastrel, wayfare, wayfarer, wayfaring, weary, worthless fellow, wretch
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