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[noh-mad-ik] /noʊˈmæd ɪk/
of, relating to, or characteristic of nomads.
Origin of nomadic
1810-20; < Greek nomadikós. See nomad, -ic
Related forms
nomadically, adverb
nonnomadic, adjective
nonnomadically, adverb
seminomadic, adjective
seminomadically, adverb
unnomadic, adjective
unnomadically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for nomadic
  • With the help of his friends, Roseberry escapes and resumes his nomadic existence.
  • Not just an economic necessity to these peoples, the camel is also a symbol of a nomadic way of life.
  • Many of them are nomadic tribes not well served by the current system.
  • This book is a nomadic adventure worthy of Ulysses.
  • They were nomadic conquerors and skilled horsemen.
  • The gypsies are typically nomadic and refuse to settle in a place for very long.
  • There was a time when they were nomadic hippies and everything they owned fit into a steamer trunk.
  • Several nomadic tribes inhabit the desert.
  • The novel tells the story of a nomadic woman who takes a job as a housekeeper for a wealthy family.
  • It's a lovely space, but we're completely nomadic: no offices, no workstations.
British Dictionary definitions for nomadic


relating to or characteristic of nomads or their way of life
Derived Forms
nomadically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for nomadic

1800, from nomad + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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