beggary

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From beggar.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

beggary ‎(plural beggaries)

  1. The state of a beggar; indigence, extreme poverty.
  2. The fact or action of begging.
  3. Beggarly appearance.
    • Thackeray
      The freedom and the beggary of the old studio.

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

beggary ‎(comparative more beggary, superlative most beggary)

  1. (obsolete) beggarly
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)