vagabondish

vagabond

[vag-uh-bond]
adjective
1.
wandering from place to place without any settled home; nomadic: a vagabond tribe.
2.
leading an unsettled or carefree life.
3.
disreputable; worthless; shiftless.
4.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vagabond: vagabond habits.
5.
having an uncertain or irregular course or direction: a vagabond voyage.
noun
6.
a person, usually without a permanent home, who wanders from place to place; nomad.
7.
an idle wanderer without a permanent home or visible means of support; tramp; vagrant.
8.
a carefree, worthless, or irresponsible person; rogue.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English vagabound (< Old French vagabond) < Late Latin vagābundus wandering, vagrant, equivalent to Latin vagā() to wander + -bundus adj. suffix

vagabondish, adjective


7. hobo, loafer. See vagrant. 8. knave, idler.
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vagabond (ˈvæɡəˌbɒnd)
 
n
1.  a person with no fixed home
2.  an idle wandering beggar or thief
3.  (modifier) of or like a vagabond; shiftless or idle
 
[C15: from Latin vagābundus wandering, from vagārī to roam, from vagusvague]
 
'vagabondage
 
n
 
'vagabondish
 
adj
 
'vagabondism
 
n

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vagabond
early 15c. (earlier vacabond, c.1400), from M.Fr. vagabonde, from L.L. vagabundus "wandering, strolling about," from L. vagari "wander" (from vagus "wandering, undecided;" see vague) + gerundive suffix -bundus. The noun is first recorded late 15c.
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Vagabond definition


from Lat. vagabundus, "a wanderer," "a fugitive;" not used opprobriously (Gen. 4:12, R.V., "wanderer;" Ps. 109:10; Acts 19:13, R.V., "strolling").

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