Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who writes begging letters, or draws colored-chalk pictures on the pavements.

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Examples

  • I'd never encountered the term "screever" until I was getting ready for a trip to Europe.

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  • At that time there was a screever almost every twenty-five yards along the Embankment — twenty-five yards being the recognized minimum between pitches.

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  • Bozo contemptuously pointed out an old white-bearded screever fifty yards away.

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  • He returned to England, spent his money in looking for jobs, tried hawking books in Middlesex Street market, then tried selling toys from a tray, and finally settled down as a screever.

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  • He seemed a very unusual screever, and he was, moreover, the first person I had heard maintain that poverty did not matter.

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  • The hurdy-gurdy player and the penny jester: the cheap john and the screever.

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  • He returned to England, spent his money in looking for jobs, tried hawking books in Middlesex Street market, then tried selling toys from a tray, and finally settled down as a screever.

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  • ” So I had a pint, and since that day I’ve been a screever.

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  • He seemed a very unusual screever, and he was, moreover, the first person I had heard maintain that poverty did not matter.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Bozo contemptuously pointed out an old white-bearded screever fifty yards away.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

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