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Noun vagabond has 2 senses

Verb vagabond has 1 sense

Adjective vagabond has 2 senses


vagabonda. [F., fr. L. vagabundus, from vagari to stroll about, from vagus strolling. See Vague.].
  •  Moving from place to place without a settled habitation; wandering.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.  [1913 Webster]
    "To heaven their prayers
    Flew up, nor missed the way, by envious winds
    Blown vagabond or frustrate.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Being a vagabond; strolling and idle or vicious.  [1913 Webster]
     One who wanders from place to place, having no fixed dwelling, or not abiding in it, and usually without the means of honest livelihood; a vagrant; a tramp; hence, a worthless person; a rascal.  [1913 Webster]
    " In English and American law, vagabond is used in bad sense, denoting one who is without a home; a strolling, idle, worthless person. Vagabonds are described in old English statutes as “such as wake on the night and sleep on the day, and haunt customable taverns and alehouses, and routs about; and no man wot from whence they came, nor whither they go.” In American law, the term vagrant is employed in the same sense. Cf Rogue, n., 1. Burrill. Bouvier. "  Burrill. Bouvier.  [1913 Webster]
    "A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be."  [1913 Webster]
vagabondv. i. 
     To play the vagabond; to wander like a vagabond; to stroll.  [1913 Webster]
    "On every part my vagabonding sight
    Did cast, and drown mine eyes in sweet delight.
    "  [1913 Webster]


vagabond, n., adj., & v.
1 a wanderer or vagrant, esp. an idle one.
2 colloq. a scamp or rascal.
--adj. having no fixed habitation; wandering.
--v.intr. wander about as a vagabond.

vagabondage n.
ME f. OF vagabond or L vagabundus f. vagari wander



Arab, Bowery bum, arab, bat around, beach bum, beachcomber, beggar, beggarly fellow, bird of passage, blighter, bo, budmash, bum, bummer, caitiff, canter, circumforaneous, count ties, derelict, devil, discursive, divagate, divagatory, dogie, drift, drifter, drifting, drunkard, errant, flit, flitting, floater, floating, footloose, footloose and fancy-free, fugitive, gad, gad about, gadding, gallivant, gamin, gamine, go about, go the rounds, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, guttersnipe, gypsy, gypsy-like, gypsyish, hit the road, hit the trail, hobo, homeless waif, human wreck, idler, itinerant, jaunt, knock about, knock around, landloper, landloping, lazzarone, loafer, losel, lowlife, mauvais sujet, mean wretch, meander, meandering, migrant, migrational, migratory, mooch, mucker, mudlark, no-good, nomad, nomadic, nomadize, pauvre diable, perambulatory, peregrinate, pererrate, peripatetic, piker, pilgarlic, poor creature, poor devil, prowl, ragamuffin, ragman, ragpicker, ramble, rambling, range, ranging, roadster, roam, roaming, rolling stone, rounder, rove, rover, roving, run about, runagate, sad case, sad sack, saunter, shack, shifting, ski bum, skid-row bum, stiff, straggle, straggling, stray, straying, street Arab, street arab, street urchin, stroll, strolling, sundowner, surf bum, swagger, swagman, swagsman, tatterdemalion, tennis bum, traipse, traipsing, tramp, tramper, transient, transitory, transmigratory, traveler, truant, turnpiker, urchin, vag, vagabondize, vagrant, vaurien, waif, waifs and strays, walk the tracks, wander, wanderer, wandering, wastrel, wayfare, wayfarer, wayfaring, weary, worthless fellow, wretch




N commonality, commonalty, democracy, obscurity, low condition, low life, low society, low company, bourgeoisie, mass of the people, mass of society, Brown Jones and Robinson, lower classes, humbler classes, humbler orders, vulgar herd, common herd, rank and file, hoc genus omne, the many, the general, the crowd, the people, the populace, the multitude, the million, the masses, the mobility, the peasantry, king Mob, proletariat, fruges consumere nati, demos, hoi polloi, great unwashed, man in the street, mob, rabble, rabble rout, chaff, rout, horde, canaille, scum of the people, residuum of the people, dregs of the people, dregs of society, swinish multitude, foex populi, trash, profanum vulgus, ignobile vulgus, vermin, riffraff, ragtag and bobtail, small fry, commoner, one of the people, democrat, plebeian, republican, proletary, proletaire, roturier, Mr, Snooks, bourgeois, epicier, Philistine, cockney, grisette, demimonde, peasant, countryman, boor, carle, churl, villain, villein, terrae filius, son of the land, serf, kern, tyke, tike, chuff, ryot, fellah, longshoreman, swain, clown, hind, clod, clodhopper, hobnail, yokel, bog-trotter, bumpkin, plowman, plowboy, rustic, hayseed, lunkhead, chaw-bacon, tiller of the soil, hewers of wood and drawers of water, groundling, gaffer, loon, put, cub, Tony Lumpkin, looby, rube, lout, underling, gamin, rough, pot- wallopper, slubberdegullion, vulgar fellow, low fellow, cad, curmudgeon, upstart, parvenu, skipjack, nobody, nobody one knows, hesterni quirites, pessoribus orti, bourgeois gentilhomme, novus homo, snob, gent, mushroom, no one knows who, adventurer, man of straw, beggar, gaberlunzie, muckworm, mudlark, sans culotte, raff, tatterdemalion, caitiff, ragamuffin, Pariah, outcast of society, tramp, vagabond, bezonian, panhandler, sundowner, chiffonnier, Cinderella, cinderwench, scrub, jade, gossoon, Goth, Vandal, Hottentot, Zulu, savage, barbarian, Yahoo, unlicked cub, rough diamond, barbarousness, barbarism, boeotia, ignoble, common, mean, low, base, vile, sorry, scrubby, beggarly, below par, no great shakes, homely, homespun, vulgar, low-minded, snobbish, plebeian, proletarian, of low parentage, of low origin, of low extraction, of mean parentage, of mean origin, of mean extraction, lowborn, baseborn, earthborn, mushroom, dunghill, risen from the ranks, unknown to fame, obscure, untitled, rustic, uncivilized, loutish, boorish, clownish, churlish, brutish, raffish, rude, unlicked, barbarous, barbarian, barbaric, barbaresque, cockney, born within sound of Bow bells, underling, menial, subaltern, below the salt, dummodo sit dives barbarus ipse placet.


N traveler, wayfarer, voyager, itinerant, passenger, commuter, tourist, excursionist, explorer, adventurer, mountaineer, hiker, backpacker, Alpine Club, peregrinator, wanderer, rover, straggler, rambler, bird of passage, gadabout, gadling, vagrant, scatterling, landloper, waifs and estrays, wastrel, foundling, loafer, tramp, tramper, vagabond, nomad, Bohemian, gypsy, Arab, Wandering Jew, Hadji, pilgrim, palmer, peripatetic, somnambulist, emigrant, fugitive, refugee, beach comber, booly, globegirdler, globetrotter, vagrant, hobo, night walker, sleep walker, noctambulist, runabout, straphanger, swagman, swagsman, trecker, trekker, zingano, zingaro, runner, courier, Mercury, Iris, Ariel, comet, pedestrian, walker, foot passenger, cyclist, wheelman, rider, horseman, equestrian, cavalier, jockey, roughrider, trainer, breaker, driver, coachman, whip, Jehu, charioteer, postilion, postboy, carter, wagoner, drayman, cabman, cabdriver, voiturier, vetturino, condottiere, engine driver, stoker, fireman, guard, chauffeur, conductor, engineer, gharry-wallah, gari-wala, hackman, syce, truckman, on the road.

Bad Man

N bad man, wrongdoer, worker of iniquity, evildoer, sinner, the wicked, bad example, villain, rascal, scoundrel, miscreant, budmash, caitiff, wretch, reptile, viper, serpent, cockatrice, basilisk, urchin, tiger, monster, devil, devil incarnate, demon in human shape, Nana Sahib, hellhound, hellcat, rakehell, bad woman, jade, Jezebel, scamp, scapegrace, rip, runagate, ne'er-do-well, reprobate, scalawag, scallawag, rou_e, rake, Sadist, skeesicks, skeezix, limb, one who has sold himself to the devil, fallen angel, ame damnee, vaurien, mauvais sujet, loose fish, sad dog, rounder, lost sheep, black sheep, castaway, recreant, defaulter, prodigal, rough, rowdy, hooligan, tough, ugly customer, mean mother, ruffian, bully, meanie, Jonathan Wild, hangman, incendiary, arsonist, fire bug, thief, murderer, terrorist, culprit, delinquent, crook, hoodlum, hood, criminal, thug, malefactor, offender, perpetrator, perp, disorderly person, misdemeanant, outlaw, scofflaw, vandal, felon, (convicted criminal), criminal, convict, prisoner, inmate, jail bird, ticket of leave man, multiple offender, blackguard, polisson, loafer, sneak, rapscallion, rascallion, cullion, mean wretch, varlet, kern, ame-de-boue, drole, cur, dog, hound, whelp, mongrel, lown, loon, runnion, outcast, vagabond, rogue, ronian, scum of the earth, riffraff, Arcades ambo, Int, sirrah!, Acherontis pabulum, gibier de potence.

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