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drifter

  

      n  
1    a person or thing that drifts  
2    a person who moves aimlessly from place to place, usually without a regular job  
3    a boat used for drift-net fishing  
4      (Nautical)   a large jib of thin material used in light breezes  
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drifter

  
  
bag lady     (chiefly U.S.)   beachcomber, bum     (informal)   hobo     (U.S.)   itinerant, rolling stone, tramp, vagabond, vagrant, wanderer  

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drift, drier, drafter, driftage

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