a restless or wandering person
a person who likes to move often, unwilling to settle in one place
from proverb “a rolling stone gathers no moss”
A person who moves about a great deal and never settles down, as in Kate’s lived in ten cities in as many years—she’s a real rolling stone. This expression is a shortening of the proverb a rolling stone gathers no moss, first recorded in 1523, which indicates that one who never settles anywhere will not do well. After some 300 years of this interpretation, in the mid-1800s the value of gathering moss (and staying put) began to be questioned, and in current usage the term is most often used without any particular value judgment.
- Rolling stones
plural noun 1. the. British rock group (formed 1962): comprising Mick Jagger, Keith Richards (born 1943; guitar, vocals), Brian Jones (1942–69; guitar), Charlie Watts (born 1941; drums), Bill Wyman (born 1936; bass guitar; now retired), and subsequently Mick Taylor (born 1948; guitar; with the group 1969–74) and Ron Wood (born 1947; guitar; with the group […]
- Rolling stop
noun an instance when a vehicle driver slows down but does not stop at a stop sign Examples After getting a ticket for a rolling stop, I called the court to request traffic school (as instructed) over and over.
- Roll in money
roll in money
noun 1. Theodore Walter (“Sonny”) born 1930, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer. noun 1. Sonny, original name Theodore Walter Rollins. born 1930, US jazz tenor saxophonist, noted for his improvisation