Definition of nomadic in US English:

nomadic

adjective

  • Living the life of a nomad; wandering.

    ‘nomadic herdsmen’
    • ‘These nomadic people wander freely covering vast distances, oblivious to national borders.’
    • ‘In 1911-14 he led a nomadic life, sometimes living in a caravan and camping with gypsies.’
    • ‘The court ruling means other gipsies may also argue that their nomadic lifestyles have been restricted in future planning cases.’
    • ‘It is a land of endless bush, villages, nomadic cattle herdsmen and subsistence farmers.’
    • ‘She had a nomadic upbringing courtesy of her father, a Mexican writer, and her mother, an American photographer.’
    • ‘UN workers are a strange breed who lead a bizarre, nomadic existence.’
    • ‘The people of the period were nomadic hunter-gatherers which means that they have left little trace for the modern archaeologist.’
    • ‘Inevitably, her nomadic existence affected her love life.’
    • ‘In ancient times, the people of Asir were able to take advantage of the damp climate and abandoned the nomadic way of life essential for survival in the rest of Arabia.’
    • ‘Milk from camels, goats, and cows is a major food for Somali herdsmen and nomadic families.’
    • ‘This remote and arid steppe, across which Ghengis Khan marched his vast army, was once the haunt of nomadic farmers.’
    • ‘The nomadic life as led by a Bedouin in the desert may have some romantic appeal, but I can't see what is attractive about it here.’
    • ‘A hybrid accent bears testament to her nomadic youth - her father, a jazz musician, kept the family on the move around England.’
    • ‘Such is the nomadic existence of the international press corps.’
    • ‘While most of the Bedouin tribesman of the Wadi Rum area have now given up a nomadic lifestyle, camels are still valuable currency in a country not enriched by oil.’
    • ‘The travellers had huge rows about using the internet before grudgingly accepting that email made their nomadic lives much easier.’
    • ‘Artefacts include Roman pottery, bones and flints which show the town was the site of a camp used by nomadic hunters nearly 7,000 years ago.’
    • ‘The sheer simplicity of camping in wild places has been a way of life for nomadic tribes for thousands of years.’
    • ‘What many do not realise is that Niger is a country three times the size of France and that 85% of the people are nomadic.’
    • ‘They led a nomadic life, moving to wherever they could find adequate grazing around the southern edge of the Air Mountains.’
    travelling, rambling, roaming, roving, journeying, drifting, itinerant, floating, wayfaring, voyaging, touring
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Pronunciation

nomadic

/nōˈmadik/