AskDefine | Define drifter

Dictionary Definition

drifter n : a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support [syn: vagrant, floater, vagabond]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A person who moves from place to place or job to job.

Extensive Definition

Drifter may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Ahasuerus, Ancient Mariner, Argonaut, Bowery bum, Flying Dutchman, Goliard, Odysseus, Oisin, Ossian, Ulysses, angler, beachcomber, beggar, beggarly fellow, bird of passage, blighter, budmash, bum, bummer, caitiff, derelict, devil, dibber, dibbler, drift netter, drunkard, fisher, fisherman, floater, gad, gadabout, go-about, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, guddler, hobo, human wreck, itinerant, jacker, jigger, lowlife, mauvais sujet, mean wretch, mover, mucker, no-good, pauvre diable, peregrinator, peregrine, peripatetic, pilgarlic, piscator, piscatorialist, piscatorian, poor creature, poor devil, rambler, roamer, rolling stone, rover, runabout, sad case, sad sack, skid-row bum, stiff, straggler, street arab, stroller, strolling player, sundowner, swagman, the compleat angler, tramp, trawler, troller, troubadour, truant, vag, vagabond, vagrant, vaurien, visitant, wanderer, wandering minstrel, wandering scholar, wastrel, whaler, worthless fellow, wretch
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