Definition of drifter
: one that drifts; especially : one that travels or moves about aimlessly
Examples of drifter in a Sentence
He was a drifter who hitchhiked from state to state.
the drifter just packed up and moved on to the next dead-end job
Recent Examples of drifter from the Web
The Drifters will deliver decades of hits and even a new recording.
High Ground Drifters, Harmonouche with Raphael Bas, Cynthia Scott and Ukulele Jake will perform.
A 4-foot-drifter boat students launched from Maine landed on the shores of a Scottish island after 168 days and 12 hours at sea.
Duan Yi-hong (Drifters, The Dead End), who is receiving the Star Asia Award this week at the New York Asian Film Festival, is gritty and glammed-down as experienced blast technician Zhou Yu-dong.
Howard has become such a basketball drifter that not even his hometown team — the Atlanta Hawks — could stand having him on their roster for more than one season.
Maria Bonvechio's child was attacked by a drifter with a violent crime history.
New Hampshire State Police are looking for anyone who recognizes the man, a drifter known as Bob Evans who used several aliases and lived in or traveled through numerous states from about 1980 through 2002.
Plush Horse Lounge, a legendary Huntsville venue that hosted music legends Tina Turner, Kenny Rogers, The Drifters and Ray Charles, has been purchased by a church that wants to use it for worship services.
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First Known Use of drifter
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Definition of drifter for English Language Learners
: a person who moves from one place or job to another without a purpose or plan
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