IPA: vˈeɪgrʌnt


  • (dated) A person who wanders from place to place; a nomad, a wanderer.
  • (specifically) A person without settled employment or habitation who usually supports himself or herself by begging or some dishonest means; a tramp, a vagabond.
  • Vagrans egista, a widely distributed Asian butterfly of the family Nymphalidae.
  • (biology, especially ornithology) An animal, typically a bird, found outside its species' usual range.


  • Wandering from place to place, particularly when without any settled employment or habitation.
  • Of or pertaining to a vagabond or vagrant, or a person fond of wandering.
  • (figurative) Moving without a certain direction; roving, wandering; also, erratic, unsettled.

Examples of "vagrant" in Sentences

  • He wanted to help a vagrant.
  • Huck is the son of a vagrant drunkard.
  • The species is a rare vagrant to Australia.
  • Boots give little comfort to shoeless vagrant.
  • Should he be added to the list of vagrant bishops
  • It has occurred as a vagrant in the Falkland Islands.
  • Who will tempt the vagrant wanton Lyde from her house
  • I paid a vagrant ten dollars to put the disc in the case at the video store.
  • The Chinese government has vowed to ensure that vagrant children return to school.
  • She refused to call a vagrant or a street person anything other than god's people.
  • What we are hearing about the home, Nancy, is that it was known as a vagrant home.
  • It has to be remembered that the vagrant is a dangerous person in more ways that one.
  • A property owner was so fed up with the nuisance and unhygienic conditions caused by vagrants.
  • Some of these lichens are not attached to any substrate and are known as vagrant lichens or Wanderflechten.
  • This thriftless slave of passion, this child-man, this much condemned clog to the progress of Southern civilization is called the vagrant Negro.
  • Was friendly fate flying danger signals by arranging and accentuating this vivid contrast, in order to recall his vagrant wits, to cement his wavering allegiance?
  • The effect was to strengthen the prejudice which held that playgoing was immoral in itself, and that an actor deserved to be treated as a 'vagrant' -- the class to which he legally belonged.
  • It seems to you that you could never endure a total failure, and you hardly see how you could bear, with any sort of equanimity, even the vacant gaze or restless movement that would bespeak a vagrant interest.
  • This bold suggestion was greeted with general approval save by the squire, who protested that a man could not be called a vagrant who had paid seventy dollars in cash for his clearing and was never known to beg or steal.
  • 'Every man that has ever undertaken to instruct others can tell what slow advances he has been able to make, and how much patience it requires to recall vagrant inattention, to stimulate sluggish indifference, and to rectify absurd misapprehension.'

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