beggar beggar  /ˈbɛ ɡər/


  1. (n) a pauper who lives by begging
  2. (v) be beyond the resources of
  3. (v) reduce to beggary


Derived Word(s)


  1. At first, Obama's mother gave money to every beggar who stopped at their door.
  2. But however you might describe Carroll's famous picture of Alice, 7, costumed as a sultry beggar girl, girlish is not the word.
  3. A Cambodian beggar with her sister walks in a market in search of alms in the capital city Phnom Penh.


  1. Train driver criticized for warning passengers about beggar

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 18 (UPI) -- Comments by a Swedish train driver who told passengers not to give money to a beggar are "completely unacceptable," a spokesman for the commuter rail line said.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Amazon Publishing’s “The Hangman’s Daughter” Series Reaches 1 Million Copies Sold

    —Amazon Publishing today announced that Oliver Pötzsch, whose Hangman’s Daughter series includes “The Hangman’s Daughter” , “The Dark Monk” , and “The Beggar King” , has become the first Amazon Publishing author to sell 1 million copies in combined print, audio, and Kindle English language editions worldwide.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We have not yet seen the same protectionism in trade with beggar thy neighbor policies of the '30s. And I will fight hard to ensure we do not," Britain's Brown, who will chair the April G20 summit, said in London on Monday.
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Reuters

  2. "Beggar thy neighbour food policies cannot work," Ban told the summit. "I call on nations to resist such measures and to immediately resist exports designated for humanitarian purposes."
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: (subscription)

  3. "We do not want any new dividing lines; we do not want a Europe divided along a North-South or an East-West line; pursuing a beggar-thy-neighbour policy is unacceptable. That the internal market remains united is of vital importance," said Mr...
    on Mar 1, 2009 By: Mirek Topolanek Source: Irish Times

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