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noun as in wanderer


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Kaestel, then a drifter with a criminal record, was 29 years old.

Professor Kummel was not a drifter and when I had to write papers in his class, I had to swallow my beliefs and write what he wanted to hear.

He had invited a 19-year-old drifter named Arnold Murray to his house and they had had consensual sex.

A May 2014 Slate article by Sam Kean details the tragic changes he suffered “from a virtuous foreman to a sociopathic drifter.”

We used to call ourselves Drifter 873, Skull 7326, the 207th Commandos.

His friends describe him as a “lovable drifter” and a “clearly passionate individual.”

Still living in Australia, he had become a drifter, unable to hold down a job.

Im going to begin right now, too; Ill show Mother that I am not a gilt-edge drifter.

On the night in question our drifter patrol in the Straits of Otranto was attacked by a force of Austrian light cruisers.

He was half owner of a fine drifter and skipper as well, to say nothing of having designed the boat.

The buildings, evidently, belonged to the Double A ranch, and the country was all the Drifter had claimed for it.

She was then told off with another drifter to anchor in the vicinity of the Shipwash to work the hydrophones during the night.

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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to drifter, such as: hobo, transient, unhoused person, derelict, itinerant, and nomad.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.