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A small but diverse section of society that lives and works in an urban area, yet does not rent, own or otherwise reside permanently in any one location. "Nomad" suggests a chosen lifestyle, as opposed to "refugee", and it also suggests that nomads feel they have a home, as opposed to the "homeless".
Watch the urban nomads as they choose a place to set up camp for the night.
by emmafair August 12, 2007

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A new generation of worker/travellers, they transplant themselves to new cities across the globe following the next big career opportunity.
She was born in London, but got a promotion and moved to Amsterdam and now New York. She's a bit of an urban nomad.
by miss_marni August 21, 2008

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homeless people otherwise known as hobos.
Julia: RORI THE CITY IS BEEING TAKEN OVER BY URBAN NOMADS!
Rori: BUT IT'S MY MONEY AND I NEED IT NAOW
by happytimecheesecake August 02, 2011

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Citizen that has chosen to live a life of simplicity and itchiness. AKA cardboard engineer.
I just paid an urban nomad $5 to sing "that's life" and end it by vomiting on command.
by Peachpuff February 15, 2010

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One who wanders the streets; a more dignified term for 'bum'.
All the urban nomads that are addicted to junk sleep under the bridges.
by TEO the Invisible Sandwich April 03, 2006

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