vagabond

[ vag-uh-bond ]
/ ˈvæg əˌbɒnd /

adjective

noun

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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.

OTHER WORDS FROM vagabond

vag·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 forms of vagabond

vagabondage, nounvagabondish, adjectivevagabondism, noun

Word Origin for vagabond

C15: from Latin vagābundus wandering, from vagārī to roam, from vagus vague
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