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bindle stiff

noun, Slang.
1.
a hobo.
Origin of bindle stiff
1900-1905
1900-05
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bindlestiff

noun

  1. A migrant harvest worker, esp a hobo with his bindle: I was a bindlestiff. That's the class that will do some work once in a while
  2. Any hobo or derelict

[1900s+; fr bindle, ''blanket-roll, bundle,'' and stiff, ''worker, migratory worker'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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