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A person who travels from place to place.
(Peripatetic) An Aristotelian philosopher.
Traveling from place to place, in particular working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
(Peripatetic) Aristotelian. [With reference to Aristotle’s practice of walking to and fro while teaching.]
"After several years in the same city, he wanted a more peripatetic lifestyle.”
"Her wanderlust shines through in her peripatetic adventures.”
“I’m tired of the 9 to 5 in the office, and I want to be a peripatetic.”
Greek, mid-15th century
WHY THIS WORD?
Nomads and restless explorers lead peripatetic lives. “Peripatetic” (used as both a noun and an adjective) originally referred to anyone who travels from one place to another on foot, but its most recent usage applies to those who do so while working — also known as “digital nomads.” As Tolkien wrote, not all who wander are lost.