Question: What do you call a homeless man?

derelict. displaced person. down-and-out. drifter. hobo.

What is a homeless person called?

Instead, the stylebook recommends “homeless people,” “people without housing,” or “people without homes.” Other terms considered disparaging are “vagrant” or “derelict.”

What is another word for homeless man?

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Is Hobo a bad word?

Be careful when you call a vagrant or homeless person a hobo — although this is exactly what the word means, it is a somewhat offensive term. The end of the nineteenth century brought the start of the word hobo in the Western United States.

What is Hobo short?

Bill Bryson suggests in Made in America (1998) that it could either come from the railroad greeting, Ho, beau! or a syllabic abbreviation of homeward bound. It could also come from the words homeless boy or homeless Bohemian.

What is a poor man?

1 —used to refer to someone (such as a performer) who is like another person in some ways but not as talented or successful a young actor who is said to be the poor mans James Dean. 2 —used to refer to something that is like something else but not as expensive Pewter is the poor mans silver.

How do you politely say poor people?

4 Answers. Indigent is a formal word to name poor people. Indigent(adj.) needy; poor; impoverished.

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