Reverse Dictionary: V – VAH


VACANCY, VACANT – ADJECTIVES
IDLE empty, vacant; void of …c825 obs.
VACAND vacant …1405 Sc. obs.
VAIN empty, vacant, void …1382 obs.

VACANCY etc. – NOUNS
VACANCE a vacant period …1533 obs.
VACANCE the fact of becoming vacant; the vacation of an office …1579 obs.
VACAND a vacant office; a vacancy …1567 Sc. obs.

VACANCY etc. – VERBS
VAIK;  VAKE to become or remain vacant or unoccupied; to close for a time …1693 Sc. obs.
WANE to empty, to render vacant …c1200 obs.


VACATION – NOUNS
HOLLIERS;  HOLLYERS holidays; vacation …1991 Irish sl.
HOLS holidays, a vacation …1905 UK sl.
LAWSTEAD a vacation …1600 obs.
VAC a vacation …1709 UK
VACANCE a vacation, a holiday, a period of suspension of business or other function …1563-7 chiefly Sc. rare
VACANCE-TIME a vacation; holidays …1773 Sc. obs.
VACANCY a vacation, a holiday …1703 Sc.
VAYKAY a vacation …1970s US sl.

VACATION – NOUNS, PERSON
VACATIONER a holiday-maker, a tourist; a person at leisure …1890 US

VACATION – VERBS
VACANT to take a vacation …1752 obs. rare


VACCINATE, VACCINATED, VACCINATION – ADJECTIVES
BINGED vaccinated … World War I Amer. sl.

VACCINATE etc. – NOUNS
BING SPOT a vaccination mark … World War I Amer. sl.
VACCINATE a vaccination …1976 Amer. dial.

VACCINATE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
VACCINATIONIST a believer in the efficacy of vaccination …1885
VACCINATOR one who performs, practices, or advocates vaccination …1808
VACCINEE one who has been vaccinated …1889 rare
VACCINIFER a person, especially a child, acting as the transmitter of vaccine virus …1868
VACCINIST a vaccinator; a supporter or advocate of vaccination …1847
VACCIOLATOR a vaccinator …1804

VACCINATE etc. – VERBS
JAB to inoculate or vaccinate …1939 Services’ sl.
VACCIOLATE to vaccinate …1804 obs.


VACILLATE, VACILLATING,  VACILLATION – ADJECTIVES
 BINGLE-BANGLE fickle, vacillating, irresolute …1825 Eng. dial.
 BRANLING wavering, vacillating, irresolute …c1645 obs.
 OFF AND ON indecisive, wavering, vacillating …M19 sl.
 OFF NOR ON neither one thing nor another; uncertain, vacillating …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TITTY TODDY vacillating, undecided; silly, fussy, crotchety …1875 Eng. dial.
 WAFFLING indecisive, hesitating, vacillating, shilly-shallying …1847 Sc.& Eng. dial.
 WAFFLY hesitating, undecided, vacillating; weak …1890 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 WHIFFLE-MINDED fickle; vacillating, undecided …1844 Amer. dial.
– WIDDERY-MINDED vacillating; changeable …B1900 Eng. dial.
 WIGGLE-WAGGLE vacillating …L18
 
VACILLATE etc. – NOUNS
 BRANLING a wavering; an instance of irresolution or vacillation …1646 obs. rare
 HACKERING AND HAMMERING vacillating, equivocating …1975 Amer. dial.
 MAMMERY a state of doubt, hesitation, or perplexity; vacillation …1578 obs. rare
 TITTERING hesitation, vacillation …c1374
 VACILLANCY vacillation …1668 rare
 VARY a hesitation or vacillation …1739 obs.
 
VACILLATE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 LIMBERHAM an irresolute or vacillating person …a1704
 SQUASH a vacillating person …Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– WAFFLE-BAGS one who hesitates or vacillates; a weak, undecided person …1889 Eng. dial.
 WAFFLER a weak, indecisive, vacillating person; one who hesitates; a ditherer; a laggard …1819 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– WAFFLES one who hesitates or vacillates; a trifling, undecided person; a loafer, an idle sauntering person …Bk1855  Eng. dial.
 WINDLE-STRAW a thin, unhealthy person; a vacillating fellow …1818 Sc.
 
VACILLATE etc. – PHRASES
 FISH OR CUT BAIT stop vacillating and act on something; do something or get out of the way …Bk2006 US sl.
 
VACILLATE etc. – VERBS
 BACK AND FILL to vacillate or waver; to take too long about coming to a decision …1854 Amer. dial.
 BAFFLE AROUND to take too long about coming to a decision …1970 Amer. dial.
 BELLWAVER to fluctuate, to waver, to vacillate, to be inconstant …1820 Sc.
 CHOP AND CHANGE to vacillate …Bk1999 
 DACKER to remain or hang on in a state of irresolution; to vacillate, equivocate, waver …1818 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 HAFFLE-CAFFLE to falter, to vacillate, to act with indecision …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 HANG IN THE WIND to be or remain in dubious suspense; to be doubtful, undecided; to be irresolute, to vacillate …1555
 MAMMER to vacillate, to waver, to be undecided …1350 Eng. dial.
 NIGNAY to trifle, to fuss about, to work without result; to hum and haw, to be undecided, to vacillate; to do what is useless; to show reluctance …1880 Sc.
 WAFFLE to waver, to be uncertain, undecided, or hesitant; to vacillate …1819 Sc.& N. Eng. dial.
 WAG to waver, to vacillate …1387 obs.
 WEEWAW to vacillate; to perplex, to distract …1890 Amer. dial.


VACUUM, VACUUM CLEANER – NOUNS
BAGPIPE a vacuum cleaner …1940s African-American sl.
VANCOUVER a hoover, any vacuum cleaner …1992 rhyming sl.

VACUUM etc. – VERBS
LUX to vacuum a carpet etc. …1970s NZ sl.


VAGABOND, VAGABONDAGE, VAGABONDISH – ADJECTIVES
 GANGREL vagabond, vagrant …1538 arch. & Eng. dial.
 GANG-THERE-OUT homeless, vagabond …1815 Sc.
 LAND-LEAPING vagabond …1377 obs.
 LAND-LOPING wandering, roving, vagabond …1577 obs. exc. Sc.
 LAND-LOUPING wandering, roving, vagabond …1577 obs. exc. Sc.
 LEAP-LAND vagabond …1614 obs.
 SCOOR-THE-KINTRY roving, vagabond …1901 Sc. 
 VAGABONDIAL roaming, wandering, vagabondish …1615 obs.
 VAGABONDICAL roaming, wandering, vagabondish …1576 rare
 VAGABONDIOUS vagabond, vagrant …1661 obs.
 VAGROM vagrant, vagabond, wandering …1599
 WAFF of persons: vagabond-like, disreputable, worthless in character, good-for-nothing …1788 Sc.
 
VAGABOND etc. – NOUNS
 VACABUNCY vagabondage …1535 obs.
 VAGABONDRY vagabondage; life or conduct characteristic of a vagabond …1547 now rare or obs.
 VAGABUNCY vagabondage …1549 obs.
 
VAGABOND etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 ABBEY-LOON an idler; a vagabond; orig. a lazy monk or hanger-on to a religious house …1509 sl.
 ABBEY-LUBBER an idler, a vagabond; orig. (prior to the Reformation), a lazy monk or hanger-on to a religious house …1509 sl.
 ABRAHAM-MAN;  ABRAM-MAN one of a set of vagabonds who wandered about the country soon after the dissolution of the religious houses; the provision of the poor in those places being cut off, and no other substituted …1561
 BAGGABONE a vagabond …1809 Eng. dial.
 BANG-BEGGAR a term of reproach; a vagabond …Bk1891 Eng. dial.
 BIRD OF THE NIGHT a wandering vagabond …E19 sl.
 DINGBAT a vagabond, a tramp, a bum, a worthless person …1918 US tramps’ sl.
 DINGER a vagabond, a tramp, a bum, a worthless person …1927 Amer. dial.
 EGYPTIAN a gypsy, a vagabond …1701 Sc. obs.
 FAA a gypsy or a vagabond …Bk1874 Eng. dial.
 GADLING a wanderer, a wayfarer, a vagabond …a1542 obs.
 GAE-THROUGH-LAND a wanderer; a vagabond or vagrant; a pilgrim; an exile …Bk1888 Sc.
 GANGAREL a wandering person, one who strolls from place to place, a vagabond …1825 Sc.
 GANGERAL;  GANGEREL a wandering beggar; a vagrant, a vagabond, tramp; a wanderer, a walker; a peddler …a1450
 GANGERIL(L) a vagrant; a vagabond; a wandering beggar; a peddler …1530 arch. & Eng. dial.
 GANGREL;  GANGRELL;  GANGRIL(L) a wandering beggar; a vagrant, a vagabond, tramp; a wanderer, a walker; a peddler …a1450
 GEDLING a term of contempt or abuse; a worthless person; a rogue; an idle vagabond …a1300
 GETLING a child, a brat; also, a fellow, somewhat depreciative, as a knave, a vagabond  …c1700 Sc. rare
 HALLAN-SHAKER a beggar who stands shaking the ‘hallan’; a vagabond, a sturdy beggar; a knave, a rascal …1500-20 Sc.
 HARLOT a vagabond, a vagrant; a beggar, a rogue, a rascal, a villain, a low fellow, a knave …a1225 obs.
 HEATHER-CAT a vagabond, a tramp …1886
 HELLENSHAKER a ragged fellow; a vagabond or beggar; a knave, a rascal …1742 Sc.
 IRISH TOYLE a travelling vagabond who posed as a seller of haberdashery in order to commit robberies as he moved from town to town; usually plural …1562 UK criminals’ sl.  
 JAVEL a low or worthless fellow; a rascal, a vagabond; a wandering, dirty fellow; a tramp …a1300 obs.
 LAND-LEAPER a land-loper …1377 obs.
 LAND-LOPER;  LAND-LOUPER one who roams about the country idly or to escape the law; a vagrant, a roving vagabond, an adventurer, a scamp …a1500 now chiefly Sc.
 NIGHTBIRD a wandering vagabond …E19 sl.
 NIGHTFOWL a wandering vagabond …E19 sl.
 NIGHT-HAWK a person who roams about by night; a vagabond …1825 Sc. 
 PALLART n. a professional beggar or vagabond (who sleeps on the straw in barns and outhouses); hence, a low or dissolute knave; a lewd fellow, a lecher, a debauchee …1484 obs.
 PALLIARD;  PALLYARD a professional beggar or vagabond (who sleeps on the straw in barns and outhouses); hence, a low or dissolute knave; a lewd fellow, a lecher, a debauchee …1484 obs.
 RAAG an idle lounging person; a low, worthless person; a vagabond; a rake …Bk1866 Sc.
 RABSCALLION a rascal, a knave, a rogue; a vagabond, a scamp; a worthless wretch …1699
 RACKER a vagabond …1866 Irish
 RAFF a low, disorderly, idle person; a vulgar worthless person; a dissolute vagabond; a disreputable person …1785
 RAFFLE a low fellow; an idle vagabond …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RAGABASH an idle, worthless, or disreputable fellow; a low rascal; an idle vagabond; a scoundrel; a ragamuffin …1609 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 RAGABRASH; RAGGABRASH an idle, worthless fellow; a low rascal; an idle vagabond; a ragamuffin …1609 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 RAGGARD a wicked and abandoned wretch; a rough and ragged vagabond …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RAGGIL a rascal, a scoundrel; a worthless vagabond; a careless or mischievous person …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RAIKER a stroller; a vagabond …1596 obs.
 RAKER a vagabond …1866 Sc.
 RAMSCALLION a worthless wretch; a rascal; a wild, reckless fellow; a vagabond; a ne’er-do-well … 1733 now chiefly Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 RAMSCULLION an offensively dirty person; a worthless wretch; a rascal; a wild, reckless fellow; a vagabond, a vagrant; a ne’er-do-well …1866 Sc. obs.
 RAPPAREE an Irish pikeman or irregular soldier, of the kind prominent during the war of 1688-92; hence, an Irish bandit, robber, plunderer, or freebooter; any ruffianly vagabond …1690
 RAPSCALLION a worthless wretch; a rascal, a rogue, a scamp; a wild, reckless fellow; a vagabond; a ne’er-do-well …1699
 RIBLAS a vagabond …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
 SCAMP a street-walking vagabond of the lowest order …Bk1888 sl.
 SCOUR-THE-COUNTRY a vagrant, a vagabond …1901 Sc.
 SHACK a tramp; a bum; a vagabond; a good-for-nothing; a shiftless fellow …1828 Amer. dial.
 SHAG-BAG a poor, shabby or worthless fellow; an idle, ragged vagabond …a1700 colloq.
 SILVER-BEGGAR a vagabond who travels through the country with ‘briefs’ containing false statements of losses by fire, shipwrecks, accidents, etc. …1841 sl.
 STRAVAGANT a vagrant, a vagabond, a tramp …1592 obs.
 STRAVAIGER a vagabond …Bk1904 Sc.
 STROLLER a vagabond, itinerant, man of no settled abode; a gypsy, beggar, peddler, hawker, etc. …c1696 sl.
 SWAGMAN a tramp, hobo, or vagabond …1875 Aust.
 TAGGELT a ragged, dirty person; a vagabond; an idle good-for-nothing or disreputable person; a rascal, scamp …Bk1878 Eng. dial.
 TAGIT a ragged, dirty person; a vagabond; an idle good-for-nothing or disreputable person; a rascal, scamp …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TAG-RAG a pitiful, ragged fellow; a slovenly, lazy or dirty fellow; a mean person; a vagabond …1609 rare
 TAGSTER a vagabond …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 TAISTREL;  TAISTRIL(L) a person of vagabond life …Bk1878 Eng. & Amer. dial.
 TANTREL(L) an idle, unsettled person, who will not fix to any employment; a desultory wanderer or vagabond; hence, a gypsy …Bk1855 Eng. dial.
 TANTRIL an idle person, esp. a girl; a vagrant, a vagabond; a gypsy …1684 Eng. dial. 
 TARTAR a strolling vagabond, a tramp, a thief, beggar …1598 cant obs.
 TARTARIAN a thief; a noisy blustering villain; a strolling vagabond; a sharper …1608 cant
 TINK a tinker; a disreputable vagabond …1857 Sc.
 TINKER a vagabond, a tramp; a reputed thief …1561 obs.
 TINKER WOMAN a term of contempt for a woman, a vagabond …1902 Eng. dial.
 TINKLER a tinker, esp. a travelling tinker; a gypsy, a vagabond …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 TINKLER’S-GIPSY a wandering vagabond, a gypsy …1786 Sc.
 TRANTRELL;  TRANTRILL an idle person, esp. a girl; a vagrant, a vagabond; a gypsy …1684 Eng. dial.
 URNABOUT an itinerant, a vagabond, a tramp …1884 Eng. dial. 
 VACABOND a person having no settled means of living or no fixed home; a vagabond …1404 obs.
 VAG a vagabond, a vagrant, a tramp; a homeless person …1859 Aust. & Amer. sl.
– ​VAGABOND one who has no fixed abode or home, and who wanders about from place to place; specifically, one who does this without regular occupation or obvious means of support; an itinerant beggar, idle loafer, or tramp; a vagrant …c1485
 VAGABONDAGER one who practices vagabondage (idle or unconventional wandering or travelling, vagabondism); a vagabond, a tramp …1813
 VAGABONDIZER one who lives in the manner of a vagabond …1860
 VAGABONE a vagabond …1842 Sc. & Eng. dial
 VAGABONES a vagabond …Bk1914 Amer. dial.
 VAGRAL a vagrant, a vagabond …1909 Sc.
 VAGRANT one who wanders or roams about; a person who leads a wandering life; a rover; a wandering rogue, a strolling vagabond …c1590
 VAGROM a vagrant, a vagabond, a tramp …1599
 VAIG a wanderer; a vagabond; an idle person …1833 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 WAFF a waif, a vagabond, a vagrant …1808 Sc.
– WAFFIE a loafer, an idler, a vagrant, a vagabond; a worthless person, a rascal; one addicted to idleness or low,  immoral company …1808 Sc.
 WAFFINGER a vagabond, a worthless, good-for-nothing person; a ne’er-do-well …1825 Sc.
 WAFFIPOKE a vagabond; a worthless, good-for-nothing person …Bk1905 Sc.
 WAFFLE a worthless person; a vagabond …1808 Sc.
 WAFFY a person of worthless character; a vagabond …Bk1818 Sc.
 WAGAND a vagrant, a vagabond, a tramp …1614 obs.
 WAISTREL a person of vagabond life; an idle wanderer …Bk1878 Eng. dial.
 WALKER an itinerant beggar, vagrant, vagabond, or tramp …1850 Eng. dial.
– WANDREL a vagabond …c1557 obs. rare
 WAUFIE a worthless person; a vagabond …1808 Sc.
 WHIFFINGER a vagabond, a worthless ne’er-do-well …1825 Sc.
 
VAGABOND etc. – VERBS
 SCAFE to lead a roving, vagabond life …1847 Eng. dial.
 VAG to treat or deal with one as a vagabond or vagrant …1859 US sl.
 VAGABONDIZE to live, wander, or go about as, or in the manner of, a vagabond; to roam or travel in a free, idle, unconstrained, or unconventional manner; to play the vagabond …1611


VAGARIOUS, VAGARY – ADJECTIVES
– VAGARIOUS full of vagaries, erratic, capricious, whimsical …1827
VAGARISH somewhat vagarious or whimsical …1819 now rare or obs.
VAGARISOME vagarious, capricious …Bk1928

VAGARIOUS etc. – NOUNS
FAGERRY a vagary, a whimsical notion, a fancy …1892 Ireland
FALDERAL an idle fancy, a vagary; a fuss about trifles; a trifling excuse …1866 Sc.
FALDERUMDAL an idle fancy, a vagary; a fuss about trifles; a trifling excuse …1866 Sc.
FANTIGUE a vagary, a fancy, a whim; a joke, a ‘lark’ ..1894 Eng. dial.
GAIRIES;  GAWRIES vagaries, whims, freaks …1740 Sc. & Eng. dial.
JACKDAW TRICKS odd pranks, vagaries …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
TANTRUM a foolish fancy; a whim, vagary; a fluster …1824 Sc. & Eng. dial.
VAIGRIE;  VAIGRY a vagary …1911 Sc.
VAKE;  VEAK a fit of ill temper; a passion, a rage; a sudden, capricious freak; a vagary; a whim …1857 Eng. dial.

VAGARIOUS etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
VAGARIAN one given to vagaries or whims …1891 rare
VAGARIST one who is subject to vagaries …1888 rare


VAGINA – see GENITALS


VAGRANCY, VAGRANT – ADJECTIVES
 BUMMERISH reminiscent of the way a vagrant or loafer behaves …1871 obs. rare
 CIRCUMFORANEOUS wandering from place to place, as from market to market or house to house; strolling about, vagrant …1650 now rare or obs.
 EXTRAVAGANT wandering out of bounds; straying, roaming, vagrant …1604 obs.
 GANGREL vagabond, vagrant …1538 arch. & Eng. dial.
 GANG-THERE-OUT vagabond, vagrant …1815 Sc. obs.
 VAGABONDIOUS vagabond, vagrant …1661 obs.
 VAGOUS vagrant or vague; departing from or exceeding just or ordinary bounds; irregular, inordinate; unsettled, wandering …1660 obs.
 VAGRAL vagrant, wandering …1899 Sc.
– VAGRARIOUS vagrant, wandering …1795 nonce word obs.
 VAGRATE vagrant, wandering; nomadic …1619 obs.
 VAGROM vagrant, vagabond, wandering …1599
 VAIGISH roaming, vagrant …1880 Sc.
 WAFF of persons: vagrant, wandering, homeless, footloose …1746 Sc.
 WALKING leading a wandering life, vagrant, strolling …1490 obs.
 
VAGRANCY etc. – NOUNS
 CANT the secret speech or jargon of the vagrant classes – gypsies, thieves, beggars, etc; hence, contemptuously, the peculiar phraseology of a particular class or subject …1706
 EXTRAVAGANCY a wandering beyond bounds or out of one’s course; vagrancy …a1616 obs.
 JUNGLE a camp for vagrants …1914 sl., orig. US
 MATILDA a vagrant’s pack …1892 Aust. sl.
 MONKERY, THE tramps or other vagrants collectively …1851 tramps’ sl.
 SKID ROW a part of a town frequented by vagrants, alcoholics, etc. …1931 sl., chiefly Amer.
 STEM a street frequented by vagrants …1914 US sl.
 VAG vagrancy …1859 Aust. & Amer. sl.
 WAGGA a vagrant’s improvised covering, esp. of sacking …1900 Aust. sl.
 WAGGA BLANKET a vagrant’s improvised covering, esp. of sacking …1900 Aust. sl.
 WAGGA RUG a vagrant’s improvised covering, esp. of sacking …1900 Aust. sl.
 VAG a charge of vagrancy …M19 Aust., NZ & US sl.
 
VAGRANCY etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
 ABRAHAMER a tramp; a vagrant …1823 sl. obs.
 ARAB a young vagrant; a poor boy playing much in the streets …1910 colloq.
 BACK SLUMMERS dirty, common, low, and vagrant people who reside in the ‘Back-slums’ (beggars meeting-places; the expression applies to all Metropolitan receptacles of mendicants, prostitutes, thieves, and rogues of every degree to get a night’s lodging) …Bk1888 sl.
 BATTLE-AX(E) a female vagrant …1937 US criminals’ sl.
 BELCH a drunken vagrant …1935 US sl.
 BENCH-FLOPPER a tramp, a vagrant …1917 US sl.
 BENCH-WARMER a tramp; a vagrant …1927 US sl.
 BESS a harmless vagrant or maniac formerly allowed to range the country; hence, any female of wild or disorderly appearance …Bk1903 Eng. dial.
 BESS O’ BEDLAM a harmless vagrant or maniac formerly allowed to range the country; hence, any female of wild or disorderly appearance …1654 Eng. dial.
 BESSY female bedlamites were called Bess o’ Bedlams; the term is still applied in some parts of the provinces to vagrants of that sex …Bk1855 Eng. dial.
 BILLABONGER a vagrant …1886 Aust. sl.
 BINDLE MAN a tramp, a vagrant …1900 Amer. sl.
 BINDLE-STIFF a tramp or vagrant who carries a bindle, a bundle containing clothes and possessions, esp. a bedding-roll; formerly a migrant worker …1897 US sl.
 BIRD OF PASSAGE a person never long in one place; a wanderer, a tramp, a vagrant …1895 sl.
 BLACK-GUARD a vagrant child; a young ragamuffin …1699 obs.
 BUM a vagrant, a tramp …1864 sl., orig. & chiefly US
 BUMMER a vagrant or loafer who lives by begging or scrounging from others …1855 sl., orig. US, derogatory
 CAIRD a travelling tinker; a gypsy, tramp, vagrant …1663 Sc.
 CANTER a vagrant or beggar; one who uses ‘cant’ …1592 sl.
 CITY ARAB a young vagrant; a poor boy playing much in the streets …1910 colloq.
 CODGE a vagrant, a tramp …L19 sl.
 CRUSTIE;  CRUSTY one of a group of homeless or vagrant young people, generally living by begging in cities, and characterized by rough clothes, matted, often dreadlocked hair, and an unkempt appearance …1990
 DINGBAT a tramp, a vagrant …1918 US sl.
 DINO a tramp, a vagrant …1918 US sl.
– DOCK RAT a ‘wharf rat’; a vagrant who hangs around the docks …1864 US sl.
 DOSSER a vagrant, a tramp …1866 Brit. sl.
 DRUMMER a tramp, a vagrant …1888 Aust. & NZ sl.
 DYNO a tramp, a vagrant …1918 US sl.
 EXTRAVAGANT a person who strays or wanders from a place; a vagrant, a wanderer …1583 obs.
 FAITOUR an impostor, a cheat; a vagrant who shams illness or pretends to tell fortunes …a1340 obs. exc. arch.
 FLOATER a person who is perpetually changing his place of abode; a vagrant …1859 sl.
 GABERLUNGY an itinerant beggar, a vagrant; sometimes, a licensed beggar, a beadsman …1508 Sc. arch.
 GAE-THROUGH-LAND a wanderer; a vagabond or vagrant; a pilgrim; an exile …Bk1888 Sc.
 GANGER a tramp, a beggar, a vagrant, a hawker …Bk1900 Eng. dial.
 GANGERAL;  GANGEREL;  GANGERELL a wandering beggar; a vagrant, a vagabond, tramp; a wanderer, a walker; a peddler …a1450
 GANGING BODY a beggar, a tramp, a vagrant …1884 Sc.
 GANGING MAN a beggar, a tramp, a vagrant …1895 Sc. obs.
 GANGREL;  GANGRIL(L) a wandering beggar; a vagrant, a vagabond, tramp; a wanderer, a walker; a peddler …a1450
 GAY CAT SPOTTER a small-time criminal, usually a vagrant or the lookout in a robbery …1916 criminals’ sl. 
 HARLOT a vagabond, a vagrant; a beggar, a rogue, a rascal, a villain, a low fellow, a knave …a1225 obs.
 HAYBAG a woman, esp. a prostitute or a vagrant, who is fat and usually dissipated or dissolute …1851 Amer. sl.
 HAYRACK a woman, esp. a prostitute or vagrant, who is fat and usually dissipated or dissolute …1881 Amer. sl.
 HEDGE BIRD a person born or brought up on or frequenting the roadside; a vagrant; a footpad
 HEDGE-CREEPER a vagrant; a thief; a peeping tom …rare or obs.
 HOBO a tramp, a vagrant, an itinerant worker, often using the US rail system as a means of free transport …L19 US sl.
 HURRICANE LAMP a tramp, a vagrant …1998 UK rhyming sl.
 JACK OUT OF DOORS a person turned out of his former place; a homeless person; a vagrant …1534 obs.
 KAIRD a travelling tinker; a gypsy, tramp, vagrant …1663 Sc.
– LAIRD OF WINDY-WAYS – a homeless person, a vagrant …a1745 Sc.
 LAMB a vagrant committed to prison for three days only …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
 LAND-LOPER a wandering tramp; a vagrant …E17 sl.
 LAND-LOUPER one who roams about the country idly or to escape the law; a vagrant, a roving vagabond, an adventurer, a scamp …1720 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 LAND-LUBBER a wandering tramp; a vagrant …E17 sl.
 LAND-RAKER a vagrant, a tramp …L16 sl.
 MEFF a vagrant …c1960s UK playground sl.
 MEFFER a vagrant …c1960s UK playground sl.
– MINK a tinker; a vagrant …1963 Sc.
 MISSION STIFF a tramp or vagrant who frequents charitable missions, looking for hand-outs, food and shelter, esp. one who pretends conversion …L19 US sl.
 MUMPER a vagrant, a tramp …1673 sl.
 OKIE a vagrant, a tramp …1970s S. Afr. sl.
 PADDER a tramp; a vagrant …1854 Eng. dial. 
 PIKER a vagrant, a tramp, a good-for-nothing …1838 sl., derogatory
 PIKEY a gypsy or vagrant …Brit. sl., derogatory
 RAIL a vagrant …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 RAILRIDER a vagrant who hitches rides on railroads; a tramp …1967 Amer. dial.
 RAMSCALLION an offensively dirty person; a vagrant of low, rude, worthless habits; a mean wretched fellow …1733 now chiefly N. Eng. dial.
 RAMSCULLION an offensively dirty person; a worthless wretch; a rascal; a wild, reckless fellow; a vagabond, a vagrant; a ne’er-do-well …1866 Sc. obs.
 RANDIE;  RANDY a sturdy, rude-mannered beggar; a thorough vagrant …1788 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 RING-TAIL a vagrant, a tramp …1927 US sl.
 ROGER a begging vagrant pretending to be a poor Oxford or Cambridge scholar …M16 sl. obs.
 ROGUE an idle vagrant …M16 obs. exc. hist.
 SADDLE TRAMP a vagrant who travels on horseback …1942 Amer. sl.
 SCAT a vagrant seeking work in a London market …1984 Brit. sl.
 SCOUR-THE-COUNTRY a vagrant, a vagabond …1901 Sc.
 SHAUGHRAUN a wandering person, a vagrant; also, an itinerant state …L19 Irish & Can. dial.
 SKEG a smelly vagrant or one who resembles such a person …2000s sl.
 SKEGGY a smelly vagrant or one who resembles such a person …2000s sl.
 SKEL;  SKELL a villain, a rogue, esp. a vagrant who lives on the streets; a street derelict who may be a villain …1957 US sl.
 SKIPPER a vagrant, a tramp …1925 Brit. sl.
 SLAG a vagrant, a tramp …1955 sl.
 STRAVAGANT a vagrant, a vagabond, a tramp …1592 obs.
 STREET ARAB a young vagrant; a poor boy playing much in the streets …1910 colloq.
 TANTRIL an idle person, esp. a girl; a vagrant, a vagabond; a gypsy …1684 Eng. dial.
 TOE-RAGGER a tramp, a vagrant …1891 Aust. sl.
 TRANTRELL;  TRANTRILL an idle person, esp. a girl; a vagrant, a vagabond; a gypsy …1684 Eng. dial.
 VAG a vagabond, a vagrant, a tramp; a homeless person …1859 Aust. & Amer. sl.
 VAGAUNT a vagrant; a wanderer …Bk1855 obs.
 VAGER an idle stroller or wanderer; a vagrant …a500 Sc.
 VAGRAL a vagrant, a vagabond …1909 Sc.
 VAGRANT one of a class of persons who having no settled home or regular work wander from place to place, and maintain themselves by begging or in some other dishonest or disreputable way; an itinerant beggar, idle loafer, or tramp …1444
 VAGROM a vagrant, a vagabond, a tramp …1599
 VAGUER an idle stroller or wanderer; a vagrant; a footloose person, a gadabout; esp. historically, one who strolled about the streets during church service …a1600 Sc. 
 VAIGER a wanderer, a rover, a vagrant …1775 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 WAFF a waif, a vagabond, a vagrant …1808 Sc.
– WAFFIE a loafer, an idler, a vagrant, a vagabond; a worthless person, a rascal; one addicted to idleness or low,  immoral company …1808 Sc.
 WAFFINGER a confirmed vagrant and idler …1825 Sc.
 WAG a vagrant …1887 Aust. & US sl.
 WAGAND a vagrant …1614 obs.
 WAIF-AND-STRAY homeless vagrants; flotsam and jetsam, useless or discarded objects; strayed cattle of unknown ownership …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
 WALER orig. a tramp whose route followed the course of a river; a tramp, a vagrant …1878 Aust.
 WALKER an itinerant beggar, vagrant, vagabond, or tramp …1850 Eng. dial.
 WALLABY a vagrant; a swagman …1894 Aust. sl.
 WANDERING WILLIE a vagrant, a tramp …1895 US sl.
 WHALER orig. a tramp whose route followed the course of a river; a tramp, a vagrant …1878 Aust.
 YARDBIRD a vagrant who frequents railway yards …Bk2004 US sl.
 YARRA-BANKER a loafer or vagrant idling on the banks of the Yarra River, Melbourne; a Melbourne soapbox orator …1895 Aust. sl.
 
VAGRANCY etc. – PHRASES
 ON THE VAG on a charge of vagrancy …1859 sl.
 
VAGRANCY etc. – VERBS
 CHASE THE SUNSET to live as a vagrant …1910s Aust. sl.
 LUMP ONE’S BLUEY to travel as a vagrant, carrying one’s possessions …1851 Aust. sl.
 LUMP ONE’S DRUM to travel as a vagrant, carrying one’s possessions …1851 Aust. sl.
 LUMP ONE’S KNOT to travel as a vagrant, carrying one’s possessions …1851 Aust. sl.
 LUMP ONE’S MATILDA to travel as a vagrant, carrying one’s possessions …1851 Aust. sl.
 LUMP ONE’S SWAG to travel as a vagrant, carrying one’s possessions …1851 Aust. sl.
 MOPE to live as a vagrant …1930s US criminals’ sl.
 PAD (IT) to travel as tramp, thief, vagrant, or prostitute …E17 sl.
 PALMER to wander about like a palmer or vagrant; to go about idly from place to place …1807 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 VAG to treat or deal with one as a vagabond or vagrant; to charge someone with vagrancy…1859 US sl.
 VAGRANT to behave like a vagrant; to ramble or roam …1886 rare
 VAGRANTIZE to reduce to the condition of a vagrant …1893 rare
 VAGUE to wander; to range, to roam; to ramble idly or as a vagrant …c1425 Sc. now rare or obs.
 WALTZ MATILDA to travel as a vagrant, carrying one’s possessions …1893 Aust. sl.


VAGUE, VAGUELY – ADJECTIVES
BETWEEN HAY AND GRASS vague; indefinite; inconclusive; colourless …1928 Amer. dial.
NEBULOUS hazy, vague, indistinct, formless …1831
SKETCHY flimsy, insubstantial, vague …L19 sl.
VAGOUS vagrant or vague; departing from or exceeding just or ordinary bounds …1660 obs.
VAPOROUS of persons or minds: inclined to be fanciful, vague, or frothy, in ideas or discourse …1605
VAPOURY unsubstantial, indefinite, vague …1818
– YONDERLY distant in manner, reserved, sullen; depressed in health or spirits, gloomy, melancholy; vague, absent-minded; shy, timid; anxious …1828 Eng. dial.

VAGUE etc. – ADVERBS
AT HALF LIGHTS indistinctly, vaguely, dimly …1625
BY HALF LIGHTS indistinctly, vaguely, dimly …a1711