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drift·er

 (drĭf′tər)
n.
One that drifts, especially a person who moves aimlessly from place to place or from job to job.

drifter

(ˈdrɪftə)
n
1. a person or thing that drifts
2. a person who moves aimlessly from place to place, usually without a regular job
3. (Fishing) a boat used for drift-net fishing
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical a large jib of thin material used in light breezes

drift•er

(ˈdrɪf tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that drifts.
2. a person who wanders from place to place or job to job aimlessly.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drifter - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of supportdrifter - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
beachcomber - a vagrant living on a beach
have-not, poor person - a person with few or no possessions
sundowner - a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown
hobo, tramp, bum - a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
bird of passage, roamer, rover, wanderer - someone who leads a wandering unsettled life

drifter

noun wanderer, bum (informal), tramp, itinerant, vagrant, hobo (U.S.), vagabond, rolling stone, bag lady (chiefly U.S.) an out-of-work drifter
Translations
شَخْص مُنْجَرِفقارِب صَيْد
logrtulákztroskotanec
dagdriverdrivgarnskutter
drifteri
húzóhálós halászcsónaksodródó ember
slæpingi, flækingurveiîibátur
logger
ağ çeken balıkçı gemisiavarebaşıboş

drifter

[ˈdrɪftəʳ] N
1. (Naut) → trainera f
2. (= person) → vago/a m/f, vagabundo/a m/f

drifter

[ˈdrɪftər] npersonne f sans but dans la vie

drifter

n
(= person)Gammler(in) m(f); he’s a bit of a drifterihn hälts nirgends lange
(boat) → Drifter m

drift

(drift) noun
1. a heap of something driven together, especially snow. His car stuck in a snowdrift.
2. the direction in which something is going; the general meaning. I couldn't hear you clearly, but I did catch the drift of what you said.
verb
1. to (cause to) float or be blown along. Sand drifted across the road; The boat drifted down the river.
2. (of people) to wander or live aimlessly. She drifted from job to job.
ˈdrifter noun
1. a fishing-boat that uses a net which floats near the surface of the water.
2. a person who drifts.
ˈdriftwood noun
wood floating on or cast up on the shore by the sea. We made a fire with driftwood.
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