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drifter

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a person who roams about without a fixed route or destination
  • the drifter just packed up and moved on to the next dead-end job

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The first known use of drifter was in 1897

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“Drifter.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/drifter. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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