Word of the Week: Mendicant

CliffsNotes March 25, 2015


CliffsNotes Blog Word of the Week Mendicant


Word: mendicant (n)

 Meaning: beggar

Synonyms: pauper, vagabond, homeless

1. Sally stopped to offer the mendicant some change for lunch.

2. Although Aladdin is actually a mendicant, he poses as a prince so that he may court Princess Jasmine.

3. Frank Gallagher is a mendicant on the show Shameless, often sleeping on benches and begging for alcohol.


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