Definitions for: Vagrant

[n] a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
[adj] continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"

Webster (1913) Definition: Va"grant, a. [Probably fr. OF. waucrant, wacrant, p.
p. of waucrer, wacrer, walcrer, to wander (probably of
Teutonic origin), but influenced by F. vagant, p. pr. of
vaguer to stray, L. vagari. Cf. Vagary.]
1. Moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic;

That beauteous Emma vagrant courses took. --Prior.

While leading this vagrant and miserable life,
Johnson fell in live. --Macaulay.

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

Va"grant, n.
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. --Prior.

Synonyms: aimless, drifter, drifting, floater, floating, unsettled, vagabond

See Also: beachcomber, bird of passage, bum, have-not, hobo, poor person, roamer, rover, sundowner, tramp, wanderer

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