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Definition of Vagabond
Vagabond Vag"a*bond, v. i.
To play the vagabond; to wander like a vagabond; to stroll.
On every part my vagabonding sight Did cast, and drown
mine eyes in sweet delight. --Drummond.
VagabondVagabond Vag"a*bond, a. [F., fr. L. vagabundus, from vagari to
stroll about, from vagus strolling. See Vague.]
1. Moving from place to place without a settled habitation;
wandering. ``Vagabond exile.' --Shak.
2. Floating about without any certain direction; driven to
To heaven their prayers Flew up, nor missed the way,
by envious winds Blown vagabond or frustrate.
3. Being a vagabond; strolling and idle or vicious. VagabondVagabond Vag"a*bond, n.
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 tramp; hence, a worthless
person; a rascal.
A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be. --Gen. iv. 12.
Note: In English and American law, vagabond is used in bad
sense, denoting one who is without a home; a strolling,
idle, worthless person. Vagabonds are described in old
English statutes as ``such as wake on the night and
sleep on the day, and haunt customable taverns and
alehouses, and routs about; and no man wot from whence
they came, nor whither they go.' In American law, the
term vagrant is employed in the same sense. Cf Rogue,
n., 1. --Burrill. --Bouvier.
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