• (America) IPA: /ˈbɛɡɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbɛɡə/

beggar (plural beggars)

  1. A person who begs.
    • 1983, Stanley Rosen, Plato’s Sophist: The Drama of Original & Image, St. Augustine’s Press, p. 62:
      Odysseus has returned to his home disguised as a beggar.
  2. A person suffering from extreme poverty.
  3. (colloquial, sometimes, affectionate) A mean or wretched person; a scoundrel.
    What does that silly beggar think he's doing?
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beggar (beggars, present participle beggaring; past and past participle beggared)

  1. (transitive) To make a beggar of someone; impoverish.
  2. (transitive) To exhaust the resources of; to outdo.

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