Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a beggar or some aspect of one: poor, wheedling, insolent, etc.

Etymologies

beggar +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • These fourteen years have I gone ranging beggarlike about the world, looking for nought other than this, which, now that it is come, so I may never again hope for weal, hath found me in a prison whence I have no hope ever to come forth, save dead. '

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

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