vag·​ile ˈva-jəl How to pronounce vagile (audio)
: free to move about
vagile organisms
vagility noun

Word History


borrowed from German vagil, from Latin vagus "wandering, roaming" + German -il (in sessil sessile) — more at vague

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vagile was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Vagile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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