gaberlunzie

A wandering beggar or a harmless hobo

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • Gaberlunzie — IPA| [gabər lun(j)i] is a medieval Scots word for a licensed beggar. The name may derive from the wallet that such people carry, but there is no other known derivation. The word appears in several of Sir Walter Scott s books. It can be spelled… …   Wikipedia

  • gaberlunzie — [gab΄ər lun′zē, gab΄ərlo͞on′yē] n. 〚Scot; printing form of gaberlunyie (with printed z for y as in pers. name Menzies) < ?〛 a wandering beggar * * * …   Universalium

  • gaberlunzie — [gab΄ər lun′zē, gab΄ərlo͞on′yē] n. [Scot; printing form of gaberlunyie (with printed z for y as in pers. name Menzies) < ?] a wandering beggar …   English World dictionary

  • GABERLUNZIE —    a licensed beggar, or any of the mendicant class, so called from the wallet he carried …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • gaberlunzie — gab·er·lun·zie …   English syllables

  • gaberlunzie — ˌgabərˈlənzi, lin , archaic lün(y)i noun ( s) Etymology: earlier gaberlungy 1. Scotland : beggar, mendicant; …   Useful english dictionary

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