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Definition of "mumper" [mump•er]

  • A beggar. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "mumper" in a sentence
  • "According to Franicis Grose’s 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, a mumper was a genteel beggar."
  • "It is by his being taught to contemplate himself as an out-law, as an out-cast, as a beggar, as a mumper, as one thrown as it were on a dunghill at an immense distance from his Creator, and who must make approaches by creeping, and cringing to intermediate beings, that he conceives either a contemptuous disregard for everything under the name of religion, or becomes indifferent, or turns what he calls devout."
  • "His hutch, and that of the warren-cats his collaterals, was a long, spick-and-span new rack, a-top of which (as the mumper told us) some large stately mangers were fixed in the reverse."