Hoboism
Hobo Ho"bo, n.; pl. {Hobos} or {Hoboes}. [Of uncertain origin.] A professional tramp; one who spends his life traveling from place to place, esp. by stealing rides on trains, and begging for a living. [U. S.] -- {Ho"bo*ism}, n.

Syn: tramp, bum. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hoboism — See hobo. * * * …   Universalium

  • hoboism — ho·bo·ism …   English syllables

  • hoboism — ˈhō(ˌ)bōˌizəm noun ( s) : the condition of being a hobo * * * hoˈbodom or hoˈboism noun • • • Main Entry: ↑hobo …   Useful english dictionary

  • hobo — hoboism, n. /hoh boh/, n., pl. hobos, hoboes. 1. a tramp or vagrant. 2. a migratory worker. [1885 90, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Journey — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Locomotion by land. < N PARAG:Journey >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 travel travel Sgm: N 1 traveling traveling &c. >V. wayfaring campaigning GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 journey journey excursion …   English dictionary for students

  • vagrancy — va·gran·cy / vā grən sē/ n pl cies 1: the act or practice of wandering about from place to place 2: the crime of wandering about without employment or identifiable means of support the court struck down the vagrancy law as unconstitutionally… …   Law dictionary

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  • errantry — Synonyms and related words: Wanderjahr, aberrancy, aberration, afoot and lighthearted, bend, bias, bigheartedness, bigness, branching off, bumming, chivalrousness, chivalry, circuitousness, corner, crook, curve, declination, departure, detour,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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