Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Vagrant"

The meaning of "Vagrant" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does vagrant mean?
A: A person without a home who wanders

Synonyms of "Vagrant" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between a vagrant and a vagabond and a hobo ?
A: Not much difference in UK English. Hobo sounds like slang, and is a bit unkind. Vagrant and Vagabond are quite uncommon words, I’m not even sure if they exactly mean “homeless person”, which is definitely what “hobo” means
Q: What is the difference between vagrants and rovers ?
A: vagrant = a homeless person who survives by begging
rover = a person who enjoys traveling without a specific destination in mind
Q: What is the difference between vagrant and peripatetic ?
A: Vagrant is generally used to mean a homeless person. It has less to do with travel.

No one uses the word peripatetic to describe a person. It is a rare word and one that not many people know. It will appear every once in a while in literature to describe a person who travels or wanders a lot, but I have never seen it used in conversation.

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