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Word of the Day
Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Definitions for itinerant

  1. Passing or traveling from place to place; wandering.
  2. One who travels from place to place.

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Citations for itinerant
Like many itinerant vendors in rural places, he was a smooth-talking purveyor of dreams along with tawdry trinkets, and Eliza responded to this romantic wanderer. Ron Chernow, Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller
Molds were therefore used only for small amounts of fat, shared with neighbors at cooperative candle dippings or supplied by itinerant candlemakers who went from house to house, helping with the task. Susan Strasser, Waste and Want
Origin of itinerant
1560-1570
Itinerant derives from the present participle of Late Latin itinerari, "to make a journey," from Latin iter, itineris, "a going; a walk; a way; a journey." It is related to itinerary, "a route or proposed route of a journey."