beggar

Definitions:

One much reduced in circumstances; one who assumes what he does not prove; one who is poor and asks charity.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
To reduce to poverty.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (verb) (v.) (verb)
One who begs: one who lives by begging.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)
One who asks with humility; one who makes it his business to ask for alms; one who is reduced to extreme poverty.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
To take everything away from; to use up all the possibilities of; as, the horrors of a battlefield beggar description.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (verb) (v. t.) (verb transitive)
To reduce to beggary: to exhaust.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (verb) (v. t.) (verb transitive)
To reduce to beggary.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (verb) (v. t.) (verb transitive)
One who lives by begging; one reduced to complete poverty; one who takes for granted what he does not prove.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Beggarliness.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
To reduce to beggary; to exhaust. Beggar- my- neighbour, a juvenile game with cards.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (verb) (v.) (verb)

Usage examples:

You're a selfish young beggar but I would have cared as little at your age.
- Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
We might have been saying: 'There is O'Grady gone; he was a beggar to talk, but he meant well.
- With Moore At Corunna by G. A. Henty
Poor beggar can't help being poor, you know.
- Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn