Definition of "vagabond" [vag•a•bond]

  • A person without a permanent home who moves from place to place. (noun)
  • A vagrant; a tramp. (noun)
  • A wanderer; a rover. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of a wanderer; nomadic. (adjective)
  • Aimless; drifting. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vagabond" in a sentence
  • "The life of the vagabond is an existence on the fringes of society."
  • "My main point was that I am glad this vagabond is no longer allowed to molest, rape, and murder our kids fragile little eyes and ears."
  • "His white-faced character, Bip, based on the 19th-century French Pierrot, a melancholy vagabond, is famous from his appearances on stage and television throughout the world."