Meaning of of no fixed abode in English:

of no fixed abode

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formal, literary
  • (of a person) having no permanent residence.

    ‘both defendants were said to be of no fixed abode’
    • ‘There is a further provision in relation to children of no fixed abode.’
    • ‘Detectives said the man, who is said to be of no fixed abode, is being held at Darlington police station.’
    • ‘At an earlier hearing Hillier, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to burglary.’
    • ‘Mr Farmer, of no fixed abode, denies the charge.’
    • ‘I have officially been of no fixed abode or employment status for seven weeks now.’
    • ‘A 32-year-old man, of no fixed abode, was charged with robbery in connection with last Tuesday's incident.’
    • ‘The 19-year-old of no fixed abode was seen riding at 20 mph by police officers in Greenway Lane.’
    • ‘Salter, of no fixed abode, admitted causing grievous bodily harm.’
    • ‘They are all of no fixed abode.’
    • ‘I was "of no fixed abode" so they couldn't find me.’
    without a roof over one's head, on the streets, vagrant, living rough
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