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ITINERANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does itinerant mean? 

ITINERANT (noun)
  The noun ITINERANT has 1 sense:

1. a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment

  Familiarity information: ITINERANT used as a noun is very rare.


ITINERANT (adjective)
  The adjective ITINERANT has 2 senses:

1. traveling from place to place to work
2. working for a short time in different places

  Familiarity information: ITINERANT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ITINERANT (noun)


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Meaning:

A laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

gipsy; gypsy; itinerant

Context example:

itinerant traders

Hypernyms ("itinerant" is a kind of...):

jack; laborer; labourer; manual laborer (someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "itinerant"):

swagger; swaggie; swagman (an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work)

tinker (formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living)


ITINERANT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Traveling from place to place to work

Context examples:

itinerant labor / an itinerant judge

Similar:

unsettled (not settled or established)


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Meaning:

Working for a short time in different places

Synonyms:

touring; traveling; itinerant; road

Context examples:

itinerant laborers / a road show / traveling salesman / touring company

Similar:

moving (in motion)


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