Vagrant vs. Hobo

Vagrant vs. Hobo — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Vagrant and Hobo

Vagrantnoun

A person without a home; a wanderer.

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

Hobonoun

(North America) A wandering homeless person, especially (historical) one illegally travelling by rail or (pejorative) a penniless, unemployed bum.

Vagrantnoun

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

Hobonoun

(North America) Any migratory laborer, whether homeless or not.

Vagrantnoun

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

Hobonoun

A kind of large handbag.

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Vagrantadjective

Moving without certain direction; wandering; erratic; unsettled.

Hoboverb

To be a hobo, tramp, bum etc.

''Joe idly hoboed through half the country till he realized hoboing never gets you anywhere in life.

Vagrantadjective

Wandering from place to place without any settled habitation.

a vagrant beggar

Hobonoun

a disreputable vagrant;

a homeless tramphe tried to help the really down-and-out bums

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
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