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clochard

[kloh-sherd] /ˈkloʊ ʃərd/
noun
1.
a beggar; vagrant; tramp.
Origin of clochard
1940-1945
1940-45; < French, derivative of clocher to limp < L clopus lame
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  • On the same side behind the fountain was the "clochard," or Clock Tower.

    Westminster Sir Walter Besant

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