The East Village is packed with the eclectic and the edgy. Gorgeous women are as plentiful as the dive bars and sidewalk cafes. But so are the foul-smelling junkies, and piss-drunk, noctivagant hipsters.


  1. Going about in the night; night-wandering.


  • /nɒkˈtɪvəɡənt/


From Late Latin noctivagans, from noctivagare, from Latin nocti- (“night”) + participle form of vagari (“to wander”).

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“Noctivagant.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

The Effin’ Word, s.v. “noctivagant”, accessed January 25, 2021,

The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Noctivagant. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved January 25, 2021, from

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