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



BrE BrE//ˈnəʊmæd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊmæd//
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a member of a community that moves with its animals from place to place The Tuareg are the largest tribe of nomads in the desert. They were nomads who hunted game and tended their herds of cattle. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French nomade, via Latin from Greek nomas, nomad- ‘roaming in search of pasture’, from the base of nemein ‘to pasture’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nomad