AskDefine | Define beachcomber

Dictionary Definition

beachcomber n : a vagrant living on a beach

User Contributed Dictionary

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  1. A seaman who is not prepared to work but hangs around port areas living off the charity of others
  2. Any loafer around a waterfront

Extensive Definition

Beachcomber or Beachcombers (which redirects here) may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Arab, Bowery bum, beach bum, beggar, beggarly fellow, blighter, bo, budmash, bum, bummer, caitiff, derelict, devil, dogie, drifter, drunkard, gamin, gamine, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, guttersnipe, hobo, homeless waif, human wreck, idler, landloper, lazzarone, loafer, losel, lowlife, mauvais sujet, mean wretch, mucker, mudlark, no-good, pauvre diable, piker, pilgarlic, poor creature, poor devil, ragamuffin, ragman, ragpicker, rounder, sad case, sad sack, ski bum, skid-row bum, stiff, stray, street Arab, street urchin, sundowner, surf bum, swagman, swagsman, tatterdemalion, tennis bum, tramp, truant, turnpiker, urchin, vag, vagabond, vagrant, vaurien, waif, waifs and strays, wastrel, worthless fellow, wretch
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