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beggar

noun [C] uk   /ˈbeɡ.ər/ us    //
a poor person who lives by asking others for money or foodPoor people UK informal a person, especially when you are expressing an opinion about something that they have done, or that has happened to them: You've won again, you lucky beggar. Those children have been running about in my rose garden again, the little beggars (= annoying people)!People in general

beggar

verb [T] uk   /ˈbeɡ.ər/ us    // literary
to make a person or organization, etc. extremely poorPoverty and poor
(Definition of beggar from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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