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noun as in person with no permanent home and often with no means of support

adjective as in wandering, nomadic

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Example Sentences

The commissioner had heard screaming, looked outside and saw a father pushing a baby in a stroller accompanied by another toddler moving away from a person the witness described as a vagrant, who was following them with a brick, Krepp said.

Occasionally, “vagrant” birds get lost and show up far from this range, including in Europe.

Among songbirds, Dufour says, vagrants are always young birds.

I’d gotten wind via the eBird Rare Bird Alert that a vagrant woodcock had been spotted along the Rio Grande near Albuquerque, New Mexico, just 15 minutes from my house.

In an interview, Liang said, “Air should be the most valueless commodity, free to breathe for any vagrant or beggar.”

Yet the word vagrant is a misnomer in this city, where economy has reached a finesse that is marvelous.

For the first time Bud had a vagrant suspicion that Foster had not told quite all there was to tell about this trip.

Orders were issued to the boards of management of the newly created vagrant districts, telling them that they need not meet.

Yet even for the professional vagrant the promiscuous London casual ward of 1864 was not to be extended.

Says one of the characters, referring to the importunities of a tipsy vagrant, “Give him half-a-crown!”


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vagrant, such as: transient, drifter, floater, itinerant, wanderer, and homeless person.

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