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DRIFTER ORIGIN

Thursday November 5th, 2009
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The term used for someone who is essentially homeless and spends his/her life wandering from place to place comes from the Middle English word drifte meaning to float. Sailors used the word to describe things that had gone missing overboard or had come undone from its mooring. The modern version of drifte is, of course, adrift.
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