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A person who moves from place to place without a permanent home and often without a regular means of support.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a vagabond.
intr.v. vag·a·bond·ed, vag·a·bond·ing, vag·a·bonds
To wander or travel about, especially as a vagabond.

[Middle English vagabonde, from Old French vagabond, from Late Latin vagābundus, wandering, from Latin vagārī, to wander, from vagus, wandering.]

vag′a·bond′age n.
vag′a·bond′ism n.


1. the tendency to wander from place to place without a settled home; nomadism.
2. the life of a tramp; vagrancy. Also called vagabondage.vagabond, n., adj.
See also: Behavior
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