Meaning of “beggar” in the English Dictionary

"beggar" in British English

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beggarnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbeɡ.ər/ us /ˈbeɡ.ɚ/

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)!

beggarverb [ T ]

uk /ˈbeɡ.ər/ us /ˈbeɡ.ɚ/ literary

(Definition of “beggar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beggar" in American English

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beggarnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbeɡ·ər/

a poor person who lives by asking others for money or food

(Definition of “beggar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)