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noun, suru verb

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English Meaning(s) for 乞食

  1. beggar
noun, suru verb
  1. begging

Definition and Synonyms for 乞食

Begging a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)
Synonyms: 乞食, 物乞い, 陪堂
Mendicant a pauper who lives by begging
Synonyms: ものもらい, 乞丐, 乞食, 御薦, 物乞い, , 薦被り, 袖乞い, 陪堂, 非人
Panhandler a beggar who approaches strangers asking for money
Synonyms: 乞食, 陪堂

Meanings for each kanji in 乞食

beg; invite; ask Kanji Details »
eat; food Kanji Details »

Categories 乞食 is a member of

Solicitation an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status
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Mendicant a pauper who lives by begging
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Pauper a person who is very poor
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 乞食

Sample Sentences for 乞食

The pauper was begging for a living.
I am no better than a beggar.
A freezing beggar was brought into the hospital for treatment. However, he didn't have even one cent with which to settle the bill.
A female beggar was begging with five or six children following along.
Beggars can't be choosers.

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