abegging

[ uh-beg-ing ]
/ əˈbɛg ɪŋ /
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adverb, adjective

Archaic. begging.

Nearby words

  1. abecedarian,
  2. abecedarium,
  3. abecedary,
  4. abed,
  5. abednego,
  6. abel,
  7. abel, i. w.,
  8. abel, niels henrik,
  9. abel, sir frederick augustus,
  10. abel-meholah

Idioms

    go abegging, to be unnoticed, unused, or unappreciated; find few supporters: New ideas often go abegging.

Origin of abegging

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at a-1, beg1, -ing2

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