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Jack_out_of_doors

Jack out of doors

English

Noun

Jack out of doors

  1. (obsolete) A homeless person, or vagrant.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821, Folio Society, 2006, p.27:
      the Lord Julio Romero at Yvoy, having committed this oversight to issue out of his holde, to parlie with the Constable of France, at his returne found the Towne taken, and himselfe jack-out-of-doors.

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  • See also Wikisaurus:vagabond