Definitions for beggarˈbɛg ər
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a pauper who lives by begging
be beyond the resources of
"This beggars description!"
beggar, pauperize, pauperise(verb)
reduce to beggary
A person who begs.
A person suffering from extreme poverty.
To make a beggar of someone; impoverish.
To exhaust the resources of; to outdo.
Origin: From begart, originally a member of the Beghards, a lay brotherhood of mendicants in the Low Countries, from beggaert "mendicant," with pejorative suffix; the order is said to be named after the Liege priest Lambert le Bègue (French for "Lambert the Stammerer"); others claim it's from beggere or beggare, from beggen + -are
one who begs; one who asks or entreats earnestly, or with humility; a petitioner
one who makes it his business to ask alms
one who is dependent upon others for support; -- a contemptuous or sarcastic use
one who assumes in argument what he does not prove
to reduce to beggary; to impoverish; as, he had beggared himself
to cause to seem very poor and inadequate
The Roycroft Dictionary
A robber who has lost his nerve--a bandit with a streak of yellow in his ego.
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- жабра́к, жабра́чкаBelarusian
- просяк, бедня́к, сиромахBulgarian
- mendicant, captaireCatalan, Valencian
- Bettler, BettlerinGerman
- ζητιάνα, ζητιάνος, επαίτηςGreek
- köyhdyttää, köyhä, kerjäläinen, keppikerjäläinen, köyhtyäFinnish
- mendicante, mendigoGalician
- beiningamaður, betlariIcelandic
- 걸개, 거지Korean
- про́сјак, пи́тачMacedonian
- bedelaar, armoedzaaier, haveloze, ruïnerenDutch
- żebrak, biedakPolish
- ни́щий, бедня́к, попроша́йкаRussian
- prȍsjāk, prosjàkinja, siròmāhSerbo-Croatian
- ăn xinVietnamese
- jilubegan, jilubeganef, hilubegan, lubeganef, hilubeganef, lubeganVolapük
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