panhandling

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Verb[edit]

panhandling

  1. present participle of panhandle

Noun[edit]

panhandling ‎(usually uncountable, plural panhandlings)

  1. Begging for money.
    • 1974, B. Clarence Hall, The Burning Season (page 5)
      The old owner was dead now and the son who had taken over had had to bar Tolie from the movie show because the hunchback annoyed the crowds with his periodic panhandlings up and down the aisles.