Definition of HOBO

a homeless wanderer who may beg or steal for a living <kind folks who always gave hoboes who came to the farm a meal and then sent them on their way>
Synonyms bindle stiff, bum, bummer, hobo, sundowner [Australian], swaggie [chiefly Australian], swagman [chiefly Australian], vagabond, vagrant

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