Definitions for panhandler

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. panhandler(noun)

    a beggar who approaches strangers asking for money


  1. panhandler(Noun)

    One who panhandles; an urban beggar who typically stands on a street with an outstretched container in hand, begging for loose change.

  2. panhandler(Noun)

    A bum.

  3. Origin: Obscure. Speculative. Panhandling always seems to involve a container for receiving loose change, so perhaps referring to a small, handled pan.

Translations for panhandler

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • pummi, kerjäläinenFinnish
  • landloper, zwerver, bedelaarDutch

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