beggar

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɛgər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɛgɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(begər)


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beggar

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. UK, informal: He's such a cheeky beggar.
  2. UK, informal: the cheeky beggar [asked, wanted]
  3. UK, slang: why, you little beggar!
  4. UK, slang: is a [dirty, rude, cheating, insolent] little beggar!
  5. UK, slang: wanted to [hug, smack, kiss] the little beggar!
  6. UK, slang: the little beggar [smashed, broke] my window!
  7. UK, slang: I could [throttle, strangle, whack] the little beggar!
  8. UK, slang: the poor little beggars are [hungry, sad, alone]!
  9. UK, slang: the lucky beggar won again!
  10. UK, slang: the lucky beggar beat me (at cards)!
  11. UK, slang: the lucky beggar won [at poker, the match, the lottery]!
  12. UK, slang: the lucky beggar [escaped, fled, got away]!
  13. UK, slang: the lucky beggar got out of [going, having] to
  14. a [homeless, poor, blind, handicapped] beggar
  15. You are nothing but a beggar.
  16. was reduced to a beggar (when)
  17. there is always a beggar [on the corner, outside] (of)
  18. the beggar was [sitting, standing] outside of
  19. The beggar asked me for [money, some change].
  20. the [local, city] beggar
  21. The [city, town] is full of beggars.
  22. are too many beggars in this city
  23. [Hundreds, Thousands] of people have become beggars.
  24. [always, never] give beggars my spare change
  25. idiom: Beggars can't be choosers.
  26. UK: You lucky beggar!
  27. slang: Poor little beggars!
n as adj
  1. a beggar [woman, child]
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