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drifter

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noun drift·er \ˈdrif-tər\

Simple Definition of drifter

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of drifter

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

Examples of drifter in a sentence

  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>



1897

First Known Use of drifter

1897



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