clochard

[ kloh-sherd ]
/ ˈkloʊ ʃərd /
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noun

a beggar; vagrant; tramp.

Origin of clochard

1940–45; < French, derivative of clocher to limp < L clopus lame
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Examples from the Web for clochard

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

    Westminster|Sir Walter Besant