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hobo

noun

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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

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hobo

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“Hobo.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hobo. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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