bindlestiff [bin′dəlstif΄ ]
Slang a migratory worker; hobo

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bin·dle·stiff (bĭnʹdl-stĭf') n.
A hobo, especially one who carries a bedroll.
  [English bindle, bundle (probably from German dialectal bindel, from Middle High German bündel, from binden, to bind, from Old High German binten. See bhendh- + stiff.]

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