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Vagrant vs. Hobo

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Vagrantnoun

A person without a home; a wanderer.

‘Every morning before work, I see that poor vagrant around the neighborhood begging for food.’;

Hobonoun

(North America) A wandering homeless person, especially (historical) one illegally travelling by rail or (pejorative) a penniless, unemployed bum.

Vagrantnoun

An animal, typically a bird, found outside its species’ usual range.

Hobonoun

(North America) Any migratory laborer, whether homeless or not.

Vagrantnoun

(entomology) A widely-distributed Asian butterfly, Vagrans egista, family Nymphalidae.

Hobonoun

A kind of large handbag.

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Vagrantadjective

Moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic; unsettled.

Hoboverb

To be a hobo, tramp, bum etc.

‘''Joe idly hoboed through half the country till he realized hoboing never gets you anywhere in life.’;

Vagrantadjective

Wandering from place to place without any settled habitation.

‘a vagrant beggar’;

Hobonoun

A professional tramp; one who spends his life traveling from place to place, esp. by stealing rides on trains, and begging for a living.

Vagrantadjective

Moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic; unsettled.

‘That beauteous Emma vagrant courses took.’; ‘While leading this vagrant and miserable life, Johnson fell in love.’;

Hobonoun

a disreputable vagrant;

‘a homeless tramp’; ‘he tried to help the really down-and-out bums’;

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Vagrantadjective

Wandering from place to place without any settled habitation; as, a vagrant beggar.

Hobonoun

a homeless person; a tramp or vagrant.

Vagrantnoun

One who strolls from place to place; one who has no settled habitation; an idle wanderer; a sturdy beggar; an incorrigible rogue; a vagabond.

‘Vagrants and outlaws shall offend thy view.’;

Hobo

A hobo is a migrant worker or homeless vagrant, especially one who is impoverished. The term originated in the Western—probably Northwestern—United States around 1890.

Vagrantnoun

a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

Vagrantadjective

continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another;

‘a drifting double-dealer’; ‘the floating population’; ‘vagrant hippies of the sixties’;

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Vagrantnoun

a person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and lives by begging.

Vagrantnoun

a wanderer.

Vagrantnoun

a bird that has strayed or been blown from its usual range or migratory route

‘most birders are hoping to find the wind-blown vagrants of migration’;

Vagrantadjective

relating to or living the life of a vagrant

‘vagrant beggars’;

Vagrantadjective

moving from place to place; wandering

‘vagrant whales’;

Vagrantadjective

moving or behaving unpredictably; inconstant

‘the vagrant heart of my mother’;

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