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clochard

[kloh-sherd]
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noun
  1. a beggar; vagrant; tramp.

Origin of clochard

1940–45; < French, derivative of clocher to limp < L clopus lame
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Historical Examples

  • On the same side behind the fountain was the "Clochard," or Clock Tower.

    Westminster

    Sir Walter Besant


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