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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [won-der-er]
    • /ˈwɒn dər ər/
    • /ˈwɒn.dər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [won-der-er]
    • /ˈwɒn dər ər/

Definitions of wanderer word

  • noun wanderer a Covenanter persecuted by Charles II and James II, especially one who fled home to follow rebellious Presbyterian ministers who refused to accept episcopacy. 1
  • noun wanderer A person who travels aimlessly; a traveler. 1
  • noun wanderer drifter, itinerant 1
  • countable noun wanderer A wanderer is a person who travels around rather than settling in one place. 0
  • noun wanderer One who wanders, who travels aimlessly. 0

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wanderer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for wanderer

noun wanderer

  • nomad — a member of a people or tribe that has no permanent abode but moves about from place to place, usually seasonally and often following a traditional route or circuit according to the state of the pasturage or food supply.
  • vagrant — a person who wanders about idly and has no permanent home or employment; vagabond; tramp.
  • itinerant — traveling from place to place, especially on a circuit, as a minister, judge, or sales representative; itinerating; journeying.
  • traveler — a person or thing that travels.
  • rover — a familiar name for a dog.

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