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Vagabond (noun)

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Vágabond. n.s. [from the adj.]

  1. A vagrant; a wanderer, commonly, in a sense of reproach.

    We call those people wanderers and vagabonds, that have no dwelling-place. Raleigh's Hist. of the World.

    Reduced, like Hannibal, to seek relief
    From court to court, and wander up and down
    A vagabond in Afric.
    Addison's Cato.

  2. One that wanders illegally, without a settled habitation.

    Vagabond is a person without a home. Watts.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Raleigh, Walter (68) · Watts, Isaac (117)

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