Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, late 16th century
Regularly traveling from place to place, usually on an established route
Working as you move through different places, usually for a short period of time
Examples of Itinerant in a sentence
"The townspeople looked forward to the itinerant preacher coming through their town every few months."
"He couldn't find a steady job so he became an itinerant handyman, picking up work wherever he could find it."
The outdated and controversial name is "gypsy," but Romani culture is famous for its nomadic tendencies. In the past the Romani people would travel from town to town, performing as entertainers. Modern Romani families tend to earn their living through manual labor.
Did you Know?
Itinerant preachers were also known as circuit riders in the Methodist church. This form of serving rural areas without an established church allowed the Methodists to grow into one of the largest Protestant denominations in the United States.