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vag·a·bond

vagabond

 
 
pronunciation:
vae g band
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having no permanent home; wandering from place to place; nomadic.
These vagabond traders made a few stops in the town each year.
synonyms:
homeless, migrant, migratory, nomadic, vagrant
similar words:
bohemian, fugitive, itinerant, peripatetic, rambling, roaming, roving, transient, unsettled, wandering, wayfaring
definition 2: leading a carefree or idle life.
The vagabond youths traveled across the country, enjoying their freedom until their money ran out.
synonyms:
carefree, idle
similar words:
footloose, frivolous, lax, loose, unrestrained, unsettled, wanton
definition 3: unable to cope with responsibility; shiftless; careless.
He complains that his "vagabond son" still hasn't found himself a job.
synonyms:
careless, irresponsible, lazy, shiftless, sluggard
similar words:
derelict, do-nothing, fainéant, fly-by-night, ne'er-do-well, negligent, otiose, remiss, slothful, unenterprising, unreliable
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who lacks a permanent home and wanders from place to place; nomad.
The vagabonds camped at the edge of the city.
synonyms:
nomad, vagrant
similar words:
bohemian, gypsy, homeless, itinerant, migrant, peripatetic, roamer, tramp, transient, wanderer, wayfarer
definition 2: a person who has no obvious means of support or who wanders between occasional jobs; drifter; vagrant.
Judging from his torn and dirty clothes, she nearly mistook her uncle for vagabond.
synonyms:
drifter, floater, tramp, vagrant
similar words:
beachcomber, beggar, bum, derelict, hobo, migrant, panhandler
definition 3: one who is unable to cope with responsibility; idler; loafer.
He spent his youth as a vagabond, rarely working and always sponging off his friends.
synonyms:
do-nothing, fainéant, idler, loafer, sluggard
similar words:
bum, deadbeat, fly-by-night, good-for-nothing, goof-off, ne'er-do-well, shirker, slouch, slugabed
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derivation: vagabondish (adj.)
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