- adj. 流浪的；漂泊的；游荡的
- n. 游民；流浪者；无赖；漂泊者
1. vac-, van- => vague => vagabond.
2. vague => vagabond.
3. gerundive suffix -bundus => -bond.
4. vague => vagary, vagrant.
- vagrant (n.)
- mid-15c., "person who lacks regular employment, one without fixed abode, a tramp," probably from Anglo-French vageraunt, also wacrant, walcrant, which is said in many sources to be a noun use of the past participle of Old French walcrer "to wander," from Frankish (Germanic) *walken, from the same source as Old Norse valka "wander" and English walk (v.).
Under this theory the word was influenced by Old French vagant, vagaunt "wandering," from Latin vagantem (nominative vagans), past participle of vagari "to wander, stroll about" (see vagary). But on another theory the Anglo-French word ultimately is from Old French vagant, with an intrusive -r-. Middle English also had vagaunt "wandering, without fixed abode" (late 14c.), from Old French vagant.
- vagrant (adj.)
- early 15c., from Anglo-French vagarant, waucrant, and sharing with it the history to be found under vagrant (n.). Dogberry's corruption vagrom ("Much Ado about Nothing") persisted through 19c. in learned jocularity.
- 1. A vagrant is everywhere at home.
- 2. In the old society, owing to cruel exploitation and succesive years of tangled warfare among warloads, the labouring people led a vagrant life.
- 在旧社会, 残酷的剥削和连年不断的军阀混战, 使劳动人民过着颠沛流离的生活.
- 3. He lived on the street as a vagrant.
- 4. We met a band of vagrant beggars there.
- 5. The degree of contrast will also be diminished by the presence of some vagrant ordinary light.
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