vagabond

[ vag-uh-bond ]
/ ˈvæg əˌbɒnd /

adjective

noun

Origin of vagabond

1400–50; late Middle English vagabound (< Old French vagabond) < Late Latin vagābundus wandering, vagrant, equivalent to Latin vagā(rī) to wander + -bundus adj. suffix
SYNONYMS FOR vagabond
7 hobo, loafer. See vagrant.
8 knave, idler.
Related formsvag·a·bond·ish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vagabond

vagabond

/ (ˈvæɡəˌbɒnd) /

noun

a person with no fixed home
an idle wandering beggar or thief
(modifier) of or like a vagabond; shiftless or idle
Derived Formsvagabondage, nounvagabondish, adjectivevagabondism, noun

Word Origin for vagabond

C15: from Latin vagābundus wandering, from vagārī to roam, from vagus vague
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Word Origin and History for vagabond

vagabond


adj.

early 15c. (earlier vacabond, c.1400), from Middle French vagabonde, from Late Latin vagabundus "wandering, strolling about," from Latin vagari "wander" (from vagus "wandering, undecided;" see vague) + gerundive suffix -bundus. The noun is first recorded c.1400, earlier wagabund (c.1300).

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