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gaberlunzie

noun
  1. Scot archaic, or literary a wandering beggarAlso called: gaberlunzie-man

Word Origin

C16: variant of earlier gaberlungy
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Examples from the Web for gaberlunzie

Historical Examples

  • That turn exposed their position, and the trick of the gaberlunzie.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland

    Various

  • There maun be something in the wind,” said the gaberlunzie to his host, “when gentle Edie Johnston is in the saddle sae early.

    The Mosstrooper

    Robert Scott Fittis

  • The gaberlunzie came in from the door, and he and Ruthven proceeded to finish their morning meal.

    The Mosstrooper

    Robert Scott Fittis

  • "Only of losing sight of horse, man, and money," again replied the gaberlunzie.

    The Antiquary, Complete

    Sir Walter Scott

  • Gaberlunzie, a licensed beggar, or any of the mendicant class, so called from the wallet he carried.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood