Still living in Australia, he had become a drifter, unable to hold down a job.
He had invited a 19-year-old drifter named Arnold Murray to his house and they had had consensual sex.
On the night in question our drifter patrol in the Straits of Otranto was attacked by a force of Austrian light cruisers.
Bill said he was a drifter—a dangerous maniac who must have been crazed by the sun.
There was a scramble for oilskins on drifter 42 as the rain came hissing down like a flood released.
At best he will become an indifferent citizen; at worst a drifter or a criminal.
The practitioner who does use these agencies, however, is denounced by the stand-patters as a “drifter.”
He had, like Hadji the beggar, become in twenty-four hours again a drifter.
The drifter, the unstable, the good-for-nothing—did not falter.
The average man or woman who belongs to the former class has rather a horror of the drifter and likes to give him a wide berth.
A derelict; BUM (1908+) drift off track
To deviate from proper conduct: I sometimes drift off track a bit, but I really try to do what is right (1970s+)