Definition of Bluegown

1. n. One of a class of paupers or pensioners, or licensed beggars, in Scotland, to whim annually on the king's birthday were distributed certain alms, including a blue gown; a beadsman.



Definition of Bluegown

1. Noun. (historical) One of a class of paupers or pensioners, or licensed beggars, in Scotland, who received certain alms every year on the king's birthday, including a blue gown. ¹

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Definition of Bluegown

1. a licensed beggar in Scotland [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bluegown

bluechip
bluecoat
bluecoats
bluecomb disease of chickens
bluecomb disease of turkeys
bluecomb virus
bluecurls
blued
bluefin
bluefin tuna
bluefins
bluefishes
bluegill
bluegills
bluegown (current term)
bluegowns
bluegum
bluegums
bluehair
bluehairs
bluehead
blueheads
blueing
blueings
blueish
blueism

Literary usage of Bluegown

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1. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott by John Gibson Lockhart (1902)
"tary ramble, his eye was arrested by a singularly venerable bluegown t & beggar of the Edie Ochiltree order, who stood propped on his stick, with his hat in ..."

2. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott by John Gibson Lockhart (1902)
"tary ramble, his eye was arrested by a singularly venerable bluegown t & beggar of the Edie Ochiltree order, who stood propped on his stick, with his hat in ..."

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