Definition of wanderer in English:



  • A person who travels aimlessly; a traveler.

    ‘he is a longtime seaman, a rootless wanderer’
    • ‘These wanderers still travel to the ruins of the old house and try to start up the old hearth fire.’
    • ‘But I came from a clan of travelers, mountaineers and wanderers, and the idea of escape occurred naturally to me.’
    • ‘I have always been fascinated by nomads, because for most of our million years of human history, we were all nomads, wanderers on a pristine planet.’
    • ‘From time immemorial our human race has been called a race of wanderers and wayfarers, a restless people forever setting forth in pursuit of a better life.’
    • ‘His only customers were Jason and Brian and an occasional traveler or wanderer.’
    traveller, rambler, hiker, wayfarer, migrant, globetrotter, roamer, rover
    itinerant, rolling stone
    nomad, gypsy, romany
    tramp, drifter, tinker, vagabond, vagrant
    homeless person, displaced person, person of no fixed abode, person of no fixed address
    dosser, bag lady
    hobo, bum
    bird of passage
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