traveling from place to place, especially on a circuit, as a minister, judge, or sales representative; itinerating; journeying.
characterized by such traveling:
working in one place for a comparatively short time and then moving on to work in another place, usually as a physical or outdoor laborer; characterized by alternating periods of working and wandering:
an itinerant farm hand.
a person who alternates between working and wandering.
a person who travels from place to place, especially for duty or business.
1560s (attested in Anglo-L. from late 13c.), from L.L. itinerantem (nom. itinerans), prp. of itinerare "to travel," from L. iter (gen. itineris) "journey," from ire "go" (see ion). Originally in reference to circuit courts.