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Definition of "panhandler" [panhandler]

  • One who panhandles; an urban beggar who typically stands on a street with an outstretched container in hand, begging for loose change. (noun)
  • A bum. (noun)

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Use "panhandler" in a sentence
  • "Does anyone know where the term panhandler comes from?"
  • "This fellow has been around for a long time - a gringo "panhandler" - I was amazed the first time I saw him and tried to find out more about him but failed."
  • "I’d learnt the word panhandler from Zole the day before."