Definition of of no fixed address (or abode) in English:

of no fixed address (or abode)


  • Having no place of permanent residence.

    ‘a local man, of no fixed address, has been remanded in custody’
    • ‘The Inspector reiterated the prosecution's previous opposition to the granting of bail, on the grounds that the accused are of no fixed abode.’
    • ‘I have officially been of no fixed abode or employment status for seven weeks now.’
    • ‘A 37-year-old man of no fixed abode, arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of an offensive weapon, was remanded into custody to appear in court tomorrow.’
    • ‘The farmhand of no fixed abode was freed from custody yesterday after twice earlier being refused bail by district court judges.’
    • ‘He is currently remanded in custody as if he wasn't he would be of no fixed abode.’
    • ‘A 32-year-old man, of no fixed abode, was charged with robbery in connection with last Tuesday's incident.’