bezonian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian bisognoso (poor)

Noun[edit]

bezonian (plural bezonians)

  1. (obsolete) A beggar, pauper, or rascal.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II
      Great men oft die by vile bezonians.
      A Roman sworder and banditto slave
      Murdered sweet Tully; Brutus' bastard hand
      Stabbed Julius Caesar; savage islanders
      Pompey the Great; and Suffolk dies by pirates.