• (Canada, British) enPR: văg'ə-bŏnd, IPA: /ˈvæɡ.ə.bɒnd/

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.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Genesis 4:12 ↗:
      A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be.
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vagabond (vagabonds, present participle vagabonding; past and past participle vagabonded)

  1. To roam, as a vagabond
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vagabond (not comparable)

  1. Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 10”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      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.

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