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ho·bo

 (hō′bō)
n. pl. ho·boes or ho·bos
1. One who wanders from place to place without a permanent home or a means of livelihood.
2. A migrant worker.
3. also hobo bag A large, crescent-shaped handbag with a single shoulder strap and usually a zippered top.
intr.v. ho·boed, ho·bo·ing, ho·boes
To live or wander like a vagrant.

[Origin unknown.]

ho′bo·ism n.

hobo

(ˈhəʊbəʊ)
n, pl -bos or -boes
1. a tramp; vagrant
2. a migratory worker, esp an unskilled labourer
[C19 (US): origin unknown]
ˈhoboism n

ho•bo

(ˈhoʊ boʊ)

n., pl. -bos, -boes.
1. a tramp or vagrant.
2. a migratory worker.
[1885–90, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
ho′bo•ism, n.

hobo

- A style of handbag or purse that is typically large and characterized by a crescent shape, a slouchy posture and a long strap designed to wear over the shoulder.
See also related terms for shoulder.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hobo - a disreputable vagranthobo - a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
dosser, street person - someone who sleeps in any convenient place
drifter, vagrant, vagabond, floater - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
Translations
المُتَشَرِّد
tramp
vagabond
umrenningur
keliaujantis sezoninis darbininkas
klaidonis
bezdomnykloszardrobotnik sezonowytrampwagabunda
tramp

hobo

[ˈhəʊbəʊ] N (hobo(e)s (pl)) (US) → vagabundo/a m/f

hobo

[ˈhəʊbəʊ] n (US)vagabond m

hobo

n (US)
(= tramp)Penner m (inf)
(= worker)Wanderarbeiter m

hobo

[ˈhəʊbəʊ] n (Am) → vagabondo

hobo

(ˈhəubəu) plural ˈhobo(e)s noun
(American) a tramp.
References in classic literature ?
Slim and I hiked out to a neck of woods just beyond town, and there was the push, a score of husky hobos, charmingly located on the bank of a little purling stream.
All of which signifies that the hobos had better strike out and do some lively begging in order to get the wherewithal to celebrate my return to the fold after a year's separation.
And I was also honored with sixty days in the Hobo.
The Hobo, my dear fellow, is the name for that particular place of detention in city and county jails wherein are assembled tramps, drunks, beggars, and the riff-raff of petty offenders.
Then, as others have mutilated its sense, the tramp mutilates its form, and ho-boy becomes exultantly hobo.
Martin dispensed royal largess, inviting everybody up, farm-hands, a stableman, and the gardener's assistant from the hotel, the barkeeper, and the furtive hobo who slid in like a shadow and like a shadow hovered at the end of the bar.
This was a hobo jungle, pitched in a thin strip of woods that lay between a railroad embankment and the bank of a river.
of the hobo, nor put out of countenance by the etiquette of the prince.
It's the old man talkin' to some hobo of a hired man that wants to marry his daughter.
With a choice of New Zealand, American Black Angus steaks or Japanese Wagyu beef available, Hobos offers a '100% quality' guarantee.
While waiting to catch out, hobos would hang out in hobo "jungles.
Readers learn, for example, that hobos were a part of the composer's early life, as Partch's father frequently offered hoboing men room and board in exchange for some work around the home.