from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A homeless person who lives as a derelict.
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- n. a homeless person, especially one who sleeps in the New York subway.
- n. (informal police jargon) A male suspicious person or crime suspect, especially a street person such as a drug dealer, pimp or panhandler. (Compare scumbag.) Popularized on the American TV police drama NYPD Blue.
- v. To fall off or fall over
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)