Beachcomber definition

bēchkōmər
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One who scavenges along beaches or in wharf areas.
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A person who spends time on a beach looking for lost or discarded items, natural specimens, etc. that are useful or interesting.
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A person who loafs on beaches or wharves, typically on a South Sea island, living on what he or she can beg or find.
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(nautical) A seaman who is not prepared to work but hangs around port areas living off the charity of others.
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Any loafer around a waterfront.
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A town on Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia.
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One of the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji.
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A seaside vacationer.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
beachcomber
Plural:
beachcombers

Origin of beachcomber