panhandle pan"han`dle (p[a^]n"h[a^]n`d'l), v. i. To accost people in a public place and ask for money; to beg. -- {pan"hand`ler} (p[a^]n"h[a^]nd`l[~e]r), n. -- {pan"hand`ling} (p[a^]n"h[a^]nd`l[i^]ng), n. [PJC]

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  • panhandler — ☆ panhandler [pan′hand΄lər ] n. [ PAN1 + HANDLER] Informal a beggar, esp. one who begs on the streets …   English World dictionary

  • panhandler — [[t]pæ̱nhændlə(r)[/t]] panhandlers N COUNT A panhandler is a person who stops people in the street and asks them for food or money. [mainly AM, INFORMAL] (in BRIT, usually use beggar) …   English dictionary

  • panhandler — noun see panhandle II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • panhandler — noun /ˈpæn.hænd.lə(ɹ)/ a) One who panhandles; an urban beggar who typically stands on a street with an outstretched container in hand, begging for loose change. b) A bum …   Wiktionary

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  • panhandler — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. vagrant, bum, mendicant; see beggar 1 , tramp 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal. One who begs habitually or for a living: almsman, almswoman, beggar, cadger, mendicant. Slang: bummer, moocher. See REQUEST …   English dictionary for students

  • panhandler — pænhændlÉ™(r) n. beggar, one who seeks charity, one who asks for handouts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • panhandler —    a beggar    From the receptacle he thrusts at you and not necessarily a resident of western Florida:     I saw some [refugees] the next day panhandlers holding politely worded signs. (Theroux, 1995)    Many panhandlers are importunate and some …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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