- Obscure. Speculative. Panhandling always seems to involve a container for receiving loose change, so perhaps referring to a small, handled pan or to the container as the pan and the arm[s] holding it as the handle. (Wiktionary)
“Does anyone know where the term panhandler comes from?”
“This fellow has been around for a long time - a gringo "panhandler" - I was amazed the first time I saw him and tried to find out more about him but failed.”
“I’d learnt the word panhandler from Zole the day before.”
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“And, while you're thinking, stop to think, also, that a 'panhandler' doesn't do his work with a knife.”
“Commuters saw a different kind of panhandler Monday as”
“The case was dismissed on the premise that calling a charitable organization a "panhandler" was not going to hurt its reputation or influence how it conducts its business.”
“Helping a homeless person become a better panhandler might do more harm than good.”
“• When I lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, my ride was often interrupted by a panhandler who said he was an alien and needed money for space fuel to return to his home planet.”
“I told them he was a pointer/mix, but I thought it was downright odd, like asking a panhandler for directions without scrounging up a quarter for him.”
“But for awhile, until the right wing blogs started to hump it, he was avoiding it like a urine stained panhandler at a bus stop.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘panhandler’.
List of words and phrases referring to the hand, hands, fist, or derivatives of the Latin manus, beginning with left-handed.
Words only (I left out the expressions) from Geza Kerenyi's EN-HU interpreters' dictionary. Most of them pose some difficulty when interpreted between HU and EN in either or both directions.
Words I should learn/I want to learn/I just learned, with a quotation to help the medicine go down.
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