from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Originally, a mendicant lunatic from Bethlehem Hospital, London.
- noun An impostor who wandered about the country seeking alms, under pretense of lunacy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One of a set of vagabonds who formerly roamed through England, feigning lunacy for the sake of obtaining alms.
- noun to feign sickness.
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