Vagabond
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Vagabond

English

Etymology

From Old French vagabond, from Late Latin vag?bundus, from Latin vagari ("wander").

Pronunciation

Noun

vagabond (plural vagabonds)

  1. A person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time.
  2. One who wanders from place to place, having no fixed dwelling, or not abiding in it, and usually without the means of honest livelihood; a vagrant; a hobo.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Bible, Genesis iv. 12
      A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be.

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Verb

vagabond (third-person singular simple present vagabonds, present participle vagabonding, simple past and past participle vagabonded)

  1. To roam, as a vagabond

Translations

Adjective

vagabond (not comparable)

  1. Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      To heaven their prayers / Flew up, nor missed the way, by envious winds / Blown vagabond or frustrate.
    • 1959, Jack London, The Star Rover
      Truly, the worships of the Mystery wandered as did men, and between filchings and borrowings the gods had as vagabond a time of it as did we.

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin vag?bundus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /va.?a.b/
  • (file)

Adjective

vagabond (feminine singular vagabonde, masculine plural vagabonds, feminine plural vagabondes)

  1. vagabonding

Noun

vagabond m (plural vagabonds, feminine vagabonde)

  1. vagabond

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Piedmontese

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Pronunciation

Noun

vagabond m (plural vagabond)

  1. vagabond

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Romanian

Etymology

From French vagabond.

Pronunciation

Noun

vagabond m (plural vagabonzi)

  1. tramp (a homeless person)

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