wanderer

See also: Wanderer

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wanderere, wandrere, wanderare, equivalent to wander +‎ -er.

NounEdit

wanderer (plural wanderers)

  1. One who wanders, who travels aimlessly.
    • 1892, James Yoxall, chapter 5, in The Lonely Pyramid:
      The desert storm was riding in its strength; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom. [] Roaring, leaping, pouncing, the tempest raged about the wanderers, drowning and blotting out their forms with sandy spume.
  2. Any of various far-migrating nymphalid butterflies of the genus Danaus.
  3. (colloquial) The wandering albatross, Diomedea exulans.

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