adjective vag·a·bond \ˈva-gə-ˌbänd\

Definition of VAGABOND

:  moving from place to place without a fixed home :  wandering
a :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a wanderer
b :  leading an unsettled, irresponsible, or disreputable life
vag·a·bond·ish \-ˌbän-dish\ adjective

Examples of VAGABOND

  1. <a vagabond group of entertainers that performed in rough-and-tumble mining towns>

Origin of VAGABOND

Middle English, from Anglo-French vacabund, from Late Latin vagabundus, from Latin vagari to wander
First Known Use: 15th century



: a person who travels from place to place and does not have a home or much money

Full Definition of VAGABOND

:  one leading a vagabond life; especially :  vagrant, tramp
vag·a·bond·age \-ˌbän-dij\ noun
vag·a·bond·ism \-ˌbän-ˌdi-zəm\ noun

Examples of VAGABOND

  1. <be wary of the vagabonds in that corner of the city>
  2. <after they retired, the couple bought an RV and became footloose vagabonds>

First Known Use of VAGABOND

15th century



Definition of VAGABOND

intransitive verb
:  to wander in the manner of a vagabond :  roam about

First Known Use of VAGABOND

circa 1586


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