Meaning of vagabond

vag•a•bond

Pronunciation: (vag'u-bond"), [key]
— adj.
  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.
—n.
  1. a person, usually without a permanent home, who wanders from place to place; nomad.
  2. an idle wanderer without a permanent home or visible means of support; tramp; vagrant.
  3. a carefree, worthless, or irresponsible person; rogue.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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