From Old French vagabond, from Late Latin vag?bundus, from Latin vagari ("wander").
vagabond (plural vagabonds)
- A person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time.
- 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.
a person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time
a bum, a hobo, a tramp, a homeless person
- Bulgarian: ? (bg) m (bezdómnik), (bg) m (skítnik), ? m (klo?ár)
- Mandarin: (zh), (zh) (liúlànghàn)
- Crimean Tatar: b?ralq?
- Danish: vagabond (da) c, landevejsridder c, landstryger c, stodder (da) c
- Dutch: vagebond (nl) m, zwerver (nl) m
- Esperanto: vagulo
- Finnish: pummi (fi), kulkuri (fi), irtolainen (fi), asunnoton (fi)
- French: vagabond (fr) m, vagabonde (fr) f
- Georgian: (ka) (moxe?iale), (mac?anc?ala)
- German: Landstreicher (de) m, Landstreicherin (de) f
- Ancient: m (al?t?s)
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vagabond (third-person singular simple present vagabonds, present participle vagabonding, simple past and past participle vagabonded)
- To roam, as a vagabond
vagabond (not comparable)
- 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.
Borrowed from Late Latin vag?bundus.
vagabond (feminine singular vagabonde, masculine plural vagabonds, feminine plural vagabondes)
vagabond m (plural vagabonds, feminine vagabonde)
vagabond m (plural vagabond)
From French vagabond.
vagabond m (plural vagabonzi)
- tramp (a homeless person)