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beggar

noun [C] uk   /ˈbeɡ.ər/  us   //
a poor person who lives by asking others for money or food 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)!

beggar

verb [T] uk   /ˈbeɡ.ər/  us   // literary
Translations of “beggar”
in Korean 거지…
in Arabic شَحّاذ…
in Portuguese mendigo, -a…
in Catalan captaire…
in Japanese 物乞い…
in Italian mendicante, accattone, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 乞丐,叫花子, 傢夥…
in Russian нищий, живущий подаянием…
in Turkish dilenci…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乞丐,叫花子, 家伙…
in Polish żebra-k/czka…
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