begging

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English begging, beggyng, beggynge, equivalent to beg +‎ -ing ‎(gerund ending).

Noun[edit]

begging ‎(plural beggings)

  1. The act of one who begs.
    • 1832, Charles Coleman, The Mythologie of the Hindus: With Plates
      The Brahmans were very annoying in their beggings for money []

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English beggin, beggyn, beggyng, (also beggand), present participle of beggen ‎(to beg), equivalent to beg +‎ -ing ‎(participle ending).

Verb[edit]

begging

  1. present participle of beg

Derived terms[edit]