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vagabond

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noun vag·a·bond \ˈva-gə-ˌbänd\

Definition of vagabond

  1. :  one leading a vagabond life; especially :  vagrant, tramp

vagabondage

play \ˈva-gə-ˌbän-dij\ noun

vagabondism

play \ˈva-gə-ˌbän-ˌdi-zəm\ noun

Examples of vagabond in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of vagabond

15th century


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vagabond

adjective vag·a·bond

Definition of vagabond

  1. 1 :  moving from place to place without a fixed home :  wandering

  2. 2a :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a wandererb :  leading an unsettled, irresponsible, or disreputable life

vagabondish

play \ˈva-gə-ˌbän-dish\ adjective

Examples of vagabond in a Sentence

  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

Origin and Etymology of vagabond

Middle English vacabounde, vagabounde, borrowed from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French vacabunde, borrowed from Late Latin vagābundus, from Latin vagārī “to wander, roam” (verbal derivative of vagus “moving freely, wandering”) + -bundus, deverbal adjective suffix (akin to Latin fuī “I was,” Old English bēon “to be”) — more at vague, be


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vagabond

verb vag·a·bond

Definition of vagabond

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

First Known Use of vagabond

circa 1586


VAGABOND Defined for English Language Learners

vagabond

noun

Definition of vagabond for English Language Learners

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


VAGABOND Defined for Kids

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vagabond

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adjective vag·a·bond \ˈva-gə-ˌbänd\

Definition of vagabond for Students

  1. :  moving from place to place without a fixed home


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vagabond

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noun vag·a·bond

Definition of vagabond for Students

  1. :  a person who moves from place to place without a fixed home



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