Synonyms for vagrant

Grammar : Noun
Spell : vey-gruh nt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈveɪ grənt

Définition of vagrant

Origin :
  • mid-15c., perhaps an alteration (by influence of Latin vagari "wander") of Anglo-French wacrant, noun use of present participle of Old French wacrer "to walk or wander," from a Germanic source (e.g. Old Norse valka "wander"). The adjective is recorded from early 15c.
  • noun person with no permanent home and often with no means of support
Example sentences :
  • He took to "vagrant courses," in which the muse forbears to follow him.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Their vagrant curiosity was aroused, but not yet to the point of investigation.
  • Extract from : « Four Girls and a Compact » by Annie Hamilton Donnell
  • Is it, do you think chronic unemployment with a vagrant tendency?
  • Extract from : « The Pigeon (Third Series Plays) » by John Galsworthy
  • Gabriel Faa, besides being a gipsy, was a vagrant and a deserter.
  • Extract from : « Red Cap Tales » by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • He used it as a whip with which to scourge any vagrant hopes that dared creep into his heart.
  • Extract from : « Quin » by Alice Hegan Rice
  • But I did not come here to-night to teach manners to vagrant Yankees.
  • Extract from : « The Northern Iron » by George A. Birmingham
  • This old tower is a complete brooding-place for vagrant birds.
  • Extract from : « Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8 » by Charles H. Sylvester
  • The vagrant, shiftless freedman was a social problem as well as economic.
  • Extract from : « The New Nation » by Frederic L. Paxson
  • At a time when the question of "What is to be done with our vagrant children?"
  • Extract from : « Notes and Queries, Number 219, January 7, 1854 » by Various
  • The vagrant Indians of Manila and its environs amount to 781 tributes.
  • Extract from : « The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 27 of 55) » by Various

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