Vagabond vs. Vagrant

Vagabond vs. Vagrant — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Vagabond and Vagrant

Vagabondnoun

A person who moves from place to place without a permanent home and often without a regular means of support.

Vagrantnoun

One who wanders from place to place without a permanent home or a means of livelihood.

Vagabondadjective

Of, relating to, or characteristic of a vagabond.

Vagrantnoun

(Archaic) A wanderer; a rover.

Vagabondverb

To wander or travel about, especially as a vagabond.

Vagrantnoun

One who lives on the streets or constitutes a public nuisance.

Vagabondnoun

A person on a trip of indeterminate destination and/or length of time.

Vagrantnoun

An animal occurring beyond its normal range; an accidental.

Vagabondnoun

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 hobo.

Vagrantadjective

Wandering from place to place and lacking any means of support.

Vagabondverb

To roam, as a vagabond

Vagrantadjective

Living on the streets or constituting a public nuisance.

Vagabondadjective

Floating about without any certain direction; driven to and fro.

Vagrantadjective

Inconstant or capricious; wayward

"She was resolved to win my vagrant fancy" (Frank Harris).

Vagabondnoun

anything that resembles a vagabond in having no fixed place;

pirate ships were vagabonds of the sea

Vagrantadjective

Moving in a random fashion; having no fixed direction or pattern

vagrant ice floes.a vagrant aroma.

Vagabondnoun

a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

Vagrantadjective

Being beyond its normal range; accidental. Used of animals.

Vagabondverb

move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment;

The gypsies roamed the woodsroving vagabondsthe wandering JewThe cattle roam across the prairiethe laborers drift from one town to the nextThey rolled from town to town

Vagrantnoun

A person without a home; a wanderer.

Every morning before work, I see that poor vagrant around the neighborhood begging for food.

Vagabondadjective

wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community;

led a vagabond lifea rootless wanderer

Vagrantnoun

An animal, typically a bird, found outside its species’ usual range.

Vagabondadjective

continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another;

a drifting double-dealerthe floating populationvagrant hippies of the sixties

Vagrantnoun

(entomology) A widely-distributed Asian butterfly, Vagrans egista, family Nymphalidae.

Vagrantadjective

Moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic; unsettled.

Vagrantadjective

Wandering from place to place without any settled habitation.

a vagrant beggar

Vagrantnoun

a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

Vagrantadjective

continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another;

a drifting double-dealerthe floating populationvagrant hippies of the sixties