vagrant


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vagrant \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.]
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   1. Moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic;
      unsettled.
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            That beauteous Emma vagrant courses took. --Prior.
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            While leading this vagrant and miserable life,
            Johnson fell in love.                 --Macaulay.
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   2. Wandering from place to place without any settled
      habitation; as, a vagrant beggar.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vagrant \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.
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         Vagrants and outlaws shall offend thy view. --Prior.
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