What is another word for vagrants?

Pronunciation: [vˈe͡ɪɡɹənts] (IPA)

The word "vagrants" is often used to describe homeless people who wander around without a specific purpose or destination. However, there are many synonyms that can be used to describe individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Some common synonyms for vagrants include "street people," "homeless folks," "transients," "hobos," "wanderers," "nomads," "drifters," and "itinerants." While these words may have slightly different connotations, they all refer to individuals who lack a stable and permanent place to live. It is important to use language that is respectful and compassionate when describing people who are experiencing homelessness, and to remember that everyone has a story and deserves empathy and support.

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Usage examples for Vagrants

There are still to be seen occasional groups of gypsy vagrants in the inland districts, but are rarely to be found in the cities.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
The whole history of our social legislation is a history of ineffectual attempts to deal with vagrants and sturdy beggars, and we are less troubled with them now mainly because industrial progress has given them immensely more opportunities of making an honest and regular living.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae
It has so chanced that the dogs I have owned were well treated and ungrateful, and finally followed off some of the vagrants who were hard masters.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe

Famous quotes with Vagrants

  • Men and women of high professional standing have been reduced to the status of vagrants.
    Elmer Rice
  • Under queen Elizabeth, the minstrels had lost the protection of the opulent; and their credit was sunk so low in the public estimation, that, by a statute in the thirty-ninth year of her reign against vagrants, they were included among the rogues, vagabonds, and sturdy beggars, and subjected to the like punishments. This edict also affected all fencers, bearwards, common players of interludes (with the exception of such players as belonged to great personages, and were authorised to play under the hand and seal of their patrons), as well as minstrels wandering abroad, jugglers, tinkers, and pedlars; and seems to have given the death's wound to the profession of the minstrels, who had so long enjoyed the public favour, and basked in the sunshine of prosperity.
    Joseph Strutt
  • The only vestige of these musical vagrants now remaining, is to be found in the blind fiddlers wandering about the country, and the ballad singers, who frequently accompany their ditties with instrumental music, especially the fiddle, vulgarly called a crowd, and the guitar. And here we may observe, that the name of fiddlers was applied to the minstrels as early at least as the fourteenth century: it occurs in the Vision of Pierce the Ploughman, where we read, "not to fare as a fydeler, or a frier, to seke feastes."
    Joseph Strutt

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