Definition of drifter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdrɪftə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɪftər//
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a person who moves from one job or place to another with no real purposeExtra examples A 36-year-old drifter from Cincinnati was charged with the murder. As a young man he had been a romantic and a drifter. I spent my time in the company of drifters and losers. Several hundred drifters spend the night in the park.
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