A hobo, especially one who carries a bedroll.

[bindle, bundle (probably from German dialectal bindel, from Middle High German bündel, from binden, to bind, from Old High German binten; see bhendh- in Indo-European roots) + stiff.]
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Our third show we ever played was at Aklasan Festival in 2017, the Filipino punk and hardcore festival at Bindlestiff Studios, which is the US's only performing arts space dedicated to Filipino arts.
Trailblazing Filipino-American theater companies were also established in the 1980s and 1990s, such as Ma-Yi Theater in New York, CIRCA-Pintig in Chicago and Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco.
LEAVENWORTH -- The former Bindlestiff cabins have changed hands again.
This magnificent array of circuses included the Hebei Golden Eagle Acrobatic Troupe, which features two dozen of China's top acrobats; UniverSoul Circus, which is a unique celebration of urban pop culture; the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, based in New York City; and a number of youth circuses, including Sailor Circus Academy from Sarasota, Florida.
While working tech for the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, the pair was inspired by that downtown variety act's raunchy, cabaret-style aesthetic to create a skit that combined high and low culture.
Street performances by members of Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Now, I've seen sword swallowing before, most impressively when the Bindlestiff Family circus played the Lucky Dog Music Hall a while back, and I sort of have an academic understanding of how it's done.
Hoboes; bindlestiff, fruit tramps, and the harvesting of the West.
Towards bindlestiff science; Let's all get off the 3:10 to Yuma." Administration and Society, 39 (8): 1013-1019.
Dalagas and Tomboys: A Family Affair (Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco): Queer Pinay artist collective Kreatibo delves into issues of gender, sexuality and Filipino culture with multiple stories, including a couple who goes to therapy and discovers a shrink who reminds them each of their moms.
It's based on labor Steinbeck did; in the summer of 1922 he had worked on a Spreckels Sugar Company ranch near Chualar along with Mexican, Filipino, and bindlestiff labor.
He was standing in the market place in China on a Saturday morning, with a little peaked hat very much like yours with the rope, and a seamed and weatherbrowned little face, and very short, and hopelessly tangled legs hanging from him all over, and a small bundle bindlestiff bundle, he looked very much like you but smaller and he was old.