almsman
noun Date: before 12th century a recipient of alms

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Almsman — Alms man, n.; fem. {Almswoman}. 1. A recipient of alms. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A giver of alms. [R.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • almsman — [ämz′mən] n. pl. almsmen [ämz′mən] Now Rare a person, esp. a man, supported by alms …   English World dictionary

  • almsman — /ahmz meuhn/, n., pl. almsmen. 1. a person supported by or receiving alms. 2. Archaic. a person who gives alms. [bef. 1000; ME almes man, OE aelmesman; see ALMS, MAN] Usage. See man. * * * …   Universalium

  • almsman — Synonyms and related words: allottee, almswoman, annuitant, assign, assignee, bankrupt, beggar, beneficiary, casual, charity case, devisee, donee, down and out, down and outer, feoffee, grantee, hardcase, indigent, legatary, legatee, patentee,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • almsman — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One who begs habitually or for a living: almswoman, beggar, cadger, mendicant. Informal: panhandler. Slang: bummer, moocher. See REQUEST …   English dictionary for students

  • almsman — alms·man || ɑːmzmÉ™n n. recipient of charity; beggar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • almsman — alms·man …   English syllables

  • almsman — alms•man [[t]ˈɑmz mən[/t]] n. pl. men a person supported by or receiving alms • Etymology: bef. 1000 usage: See man …   From formal English to slang

  • almsman — /ˈamzmən/ (say ahmzmuhn) noun (plural almsmen) Obsolete a man who lives on alms. {alms + man} …   Australian English dictionary

  • almsman — …   Useful english dictionary

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