adjective adjective: peripatetic; adjective: Peripatetic

  1. 1. travelling from place to place, in particular working or based in various places for relatively short periods. "the peripatetic nature of military life" Similar: nomadic itinerant travelling wandering roving roaming migrant migratory ambulatory unsettled vagabond vagrant

  • (of a teacher) working in more than one school or college. "a peripatetic music teacher"

  1. 2. Aristotelian.

noun noun: peripatetic; plural noun: peripatetics; noun: Peripatetic; plural noun: Peripatetics

  1. 1. a person who travels from place to place, especially a teacher who works in more than one school or college. "peripatetics have been cut under local management of schools"

  2. 2. an Aristotelian philosopher.


late Middle English (denoting an Aristotelian philosopher): from Old French peripatetique, via Latin from Greek peripatētikos ‘walking up and down’, from the verb peripatein

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