What are the definitions of "rogue" and "vagabond"?

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According to the Oxford dictionary, a "rogue" is a man who is dishonest or has no principles. "Vagabond" is defined as someone who doesn't have a permanent home or job and instead chooses to move from place to place.

Despite the negative tone of its primary definition, "rogue" is not always used in a derogatory manner. It may also be used in an affectionate way to characterize a person who behaves in a less-than-ideal way but is likeable nonetheless. With this usage, "rogue" may also mean a mischievous person. The word can also be used as a modifier to indicate a person or thing that acts in an unpredictable or unusual manner.

"Vagabond" is often used to describe someone who wanders instead of choosing a traditional way of life. It can have a positive or a negative connotation, depending on the context. When it's used in a negative way, the term usually indicates that the person in question is not responsible or reputable.

The true origin of the word "rogue" is unkown; the Oxford dictionary notes that it may have come from the Latin word "rogare," which means to beg or to ask. "Vagabond," on the other hand, comes from the Latin "vagari," which means "to wander."

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