What is another word for hobo?

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[ hˈə͡ʊbə͡ʊ], [ hˈə‍ʊbə‍ʊ], [ h_ˈəʊ_b_əʊ]

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Hobo is a pejorative term for an itinerant worker, especially one who lives in the open and is characterized by poverty and self-reliance. A person who is hobo-like is often called a "bum" or "junkman." The term has been in use in the United States since the 1800s and is believed to derive from the Spanish word "hobito," meaning a vagrant. In modern usage, the term is often seen as derogatory, but it is also used affectionately by some people.

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