clochard

[ kloh-sherd ]
/ ˈkloʊ ʃərd /

noun

a beggar; vagrant; tramp.

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Origin of clochard

First recorded in 1940–45; from French, derivative of clocher “to limp,” from Latin clopus “lame”
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Example sentences from the Web for clochard

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

    Westminster|Sir Walter Besant