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rambler

[ram-bler]
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noun
  1. a person, animal, or thing that rambles.
  2. ranch house(def 2).
  3. any of several climbing roses having clusters of small flowers.
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Origin of rambler

First recorded in 1615–25; ramble + -er1
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Related Words for rambler

vagabond, pilgrim, wanderer, migrant, passenger, tourist, commuter, adventurer, sailor, hiker, nomad, rover, itinerant, wayfarer, hobo, roamer, rambler, sightseer, tripper, drifter

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Historical Examples of rambler

  • The Rambler 'had tasted lotus, and was in danger of forgetting he was ever to depart.'

    James Boswell

    William Keith Leask

  • The Rambler—that's her name—don't take the dust of anything afloat.

  • He opened the Rambler, of which she was particularly fond, and began to read.

    Macaria

    Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

  • It was covered all over with rambler roses, and looked magnificent.

    Bird of Paradise

    Ada Leverson

  • It has also been found in the copper mines of Rambler, Wyoming.


British Dictionary definitions for rambler

rambler

noun
  1. a weak-stemmed plant, esp any of various cultivated hybrid roses that straggle over other vegetation
  2. a person who rambles, esp one who takes country walks
  3. a person who lacks organization in his or her speech or writing
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Word Origin and History for rambler

n.

1620s, agent noun from ramble (v.).

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