Definition of itinerant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//aɪˈtɪnərənt//
; NAmE NAmE//aɪˈtɪnərənt//
[usually before noun] (formal)
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travelling from place to place, especially to find work itinerant workers/musicians to lead an itinerant life Word Originlate 16th cent. (used to describe a judge travelling on a circuit): from late Latin itinerant- ‘travelling’, from the verb itinerari, from Latin iter, itiner- ‘journey, road’.Extra examples He was the son of an itinerant oil field worker. It was a hostel for itinerant workers. People soon heard that there was an itinerant preacher in town.

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