almsman

[ ahmz-muh n ]
/ ˈɑmz mən /

noun, plural alms·men.

a person supported by or receiving alms.
Archaic. a person who gives alms.

Nearby words

  1. almost periodic function,
  2. almous,
  3. alms,
  4. almsgiver,
  5. almshouse,
  6. almswoman,
  7. almucantar,
  8. almuce,
  9. almug,
  10. alnico

Origin of almsman

before 1000; Middle English almes man, Old English ælmesman; see alms, -man

Usage note

See -man.

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British Dictionary definitions for almsman's

almsman

/ (ˈɑːmzmən) /

noun plural -men

archaic a person who gives or receives alms
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