Back in the 1980’s my uncle was bestowed the title of “King of the Hoboes.” (much to my fathers humiliation) I have a videotape of the interview covering this notable event, but I can’t find any reference to answer your question.
I would guess there are many words, depending on the region each hobo hails from.
My uncle started “hoboing” (that can’t be a word) in Oklahoma in the 20’s. He died a few years after aforementioned event, in Texas. Texas had been his “homebase” for most of his life.
Growing up, I can only remember vague references…“thangs”, kit, “belongin’s” (you MUST delete the g if you choose to use this one). Personally, I always liked “kit”…It sounded like something a grand wanderer would carry.
Don’t know if your ? is purely academic or not. Being a vagabond is something I inherited an appreciation for and seem to have passed on to my youngest son. Love an adventuring spirit!!
“Man, the 60’s must have been real good for you!”
George Carlin…“Outrageous Fortune”
“Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore”
Dorothy…“The Wizard of Oz”