vagabondage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vagabondage travelling about without any clear destination "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vagabondage The condition of a vagabond; a state or habit of wandering about in idleness; vagrancy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vagabondage The state, condition, or habits of a vagabond; idle wandering, with or without fraudulent intent: as, to live in vagabondage.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. vagabondage,

Usage

In literature:

We wandered and fiddled and zithered and tambourined through France till the chills and rains of autumn rendered our vagabondage less merry.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Vagabondage is not a heritage with him, as it is with the genuine Gipsies.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
Mado and I deserted them for a life of vagabondage amongst the stars.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
Even an hour's vagabondage would be impossible, for the knoll was across the road overlooking the house and he would see her go.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
He was tired of vagabondage.
"The Bartlett Mystery" by Louis Tracy
This last stage of vagabondage may have its extremes of scoundrelism.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Who is there, in this universal vagabondage, has not made one of such groups?
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever
Your irresponsible vagabondage will leave her in perpetual loneliness.
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
In France to-day morbidity and Vagabondage are inseparable.
"The Vagabond in Literature" by Arthur Rickett
The scales of vagabondage fell from my eyes; the spirit of unrest died within me.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
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