English version

beggar in Sociology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeggarbeg‧gar1 /ˈbeɡə $ -ər/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 SSPOORsomeone who lives by asking people for food and money the beggars on the streets2 lucky/lazy/cheeky etc beggar3 beggars can’t be choosers
Examples from the Corpus
beggarWithout clothes, under his first blanket, he could have been the child of a king or a beggar.A beggar lad showed us the house in a dank, narrow alleyway where Mistress Hopkins lived.You can give beggars vouchers for food instead of cash.Rome had probably more than the average number of beggars.When Eumaeus came back he found the old beggar he had left.I imagined the beggar from the London streets sitting with the old woman Khadija in my village.The young beggar took the money wetted his finger and carefully counted the bills-twice.