Definitions

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  • n. A male beggar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a man who is a beggar

Etymologies

beggar +‎ man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The people all knew Barnaby, and the children of the place came flocking round him — as she remembered to have done with their fathers and mothers round some silly beggarman, when a child herself.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • Among the fauna of this planet, which already embraces the pretty soldier and the terrifying Irish beggarman, is, or is not, the child to expect a Bluebeard or a Cormoran?

    Virginibus Puerisque and other papers

  • When she seized off a beggarman a-begging of his bread

    The Old Cow

  • Daft Joey was a beggarman that lived beneath the bridge-he had nay teeth, and he ate rotten fish and floating dung from the river, and he stank worse than a blackbirder's hold.

    Drums of Autumn

  • "So they palavered for a bit, " Bonnet went on, -and the beggarman began to make noise, for he wanted more drink.

    Drums of Autumn

  • White, Black, and Red; Papist, Puritan, and Presbyterian; rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief -- we all live under the same laws.

    Seventh Son

  • Homer was a blind beggarman singing his snatches of song for the dole of charity; grand old Socrates, oracle of wisdom, many a day went without his dinner because he had not the wherewithal to get it, while teaching the youth of

    How to Speak and Write Correctly

  • "I called about that beggarman, Boone -- the one who was charged with being concerned in the disappearance of Mr. Neville St. Clair, of Lee."

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • Suddenly another beggarman stood before him, and this one was still taller and uglier than the first.

    East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon

  • "Well," said the beggarman, "since you have such a good heart that you gave away all that you had in the world, I will give you a wish for each penny."

    East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon

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