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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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Manama: Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Nayef on Tuesday gave orders that the car drifter who caused the death of his passenger would not benefit from any pardon and that he would serve the court sentence fully without any possibility of parole.
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Dylan is forced to juggle both her indignant friends and the girl who could reveal her secret, even as a new slew of murders has everyone wondering if The Drifter has finally returned.
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