The definition of a beggar is a person who asks people for money or gifts to sustain himself, or is a person who is extremely poor.(noun)
See beggar in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME beggere < OFr begard: see beg
See beggar in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French begart
Origin: , ultimately from Middle Dutch beggaert, one who rattles off prayers.
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