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houseless

derivation; adjective
lacking a house or permanent shelter, but not for want of the feeling of home
 
the word "homeless" implies both shiftlessness and disconnection from society. In contract, one who is "houseless" merely lacks a permanent physical structure for shelter, but not the notion of "home." This person may find the notions of "home" in community, nature, or transient shelters.
Etymology : home + less, to create an adjective
Source : "I'm usually houseless. And it's fantastic." -online dating user profile; North Carolina, 10/11
Last modified: 5 December 2011


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