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itinerant Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
    gypsy; gipsy.
    • itinerant traders
  2. adjective satellite traveling from place to place to work
    • itinerant labor
    • an itinerant judge

I*tin"er*ant adjective
LL. itinerans, -antis, p. pr. of itinerare to make a journey, fr. L. iter, itineris, a walk, way, journey. See Errant, Issue.
  1. Passing or traveling about a country; going or preaching on a circuit; wandering; not settled; as, an itinerant preacher; an itinerant peddler.
    The king's own courts were then itinerant, being kept in the king's palace, and removing with his household in those royal progresses which he continually made. Blackstone.
I*tin"er*ant adjective
  1. One who travels from place to place, particularly a preacher; one who is unsettled.
    Glad to turn itinerant, To stroll and teach from town to town. Hudibras.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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