1) An itinerant beggar, a vagrant.

1763 Edward, son of Thomas Jones, a soldier,, Hunslet. The word’s pejorative associations were implicit in the verb: 1743 John Allen ... about 10 was apprenticed ... served 2 years and ever since has strolled and wandered about the country, West Riding.

dates 1743 1763

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