noun \ˈdrif-tər\

: a person who moves from one place or job to another without a purpose or plan

Full Definition of DRIFTER

:  one that drifts; especially :  one that travels or moves about aimlessly

Examples of DRIFTER

  1. He was a drifter who hitchhiked from state to state.
  2. <the drifter just packed up and moved on to the next dead-end job>

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