Definition of Thigger

1. Noun. One who thigs or solicits subsistence from others; a beggar. ¹



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Definition of Thigger

1. beggar [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thigger

thieve
thieve out
thieved
thieveries
thievery
thieves
thieves in the night
thieving
thieving(a)
thievings
thievish
thievishly
thievishness
thievishnesses
thig
thigger (current term)
thiggers
thigging
thiggings
thiggit
thigh
thigh-high
thigh-slapper
thigh-slappers
thigh bone
thigh boot
thigh boots
thigh joint
thigh master
thigh masters

Literary usage of Thigger

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1. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1895)
"... witnesses to the pranks which this spirit carried on, but not even Donald himself ever saw him in any shape whatever. 1 This, like the Lowland thigger, ..."

2. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch by Charles Mackay (1888)
"Thig, to beg or borrow ; sometimes written thigger. The father buys, the son biggs ... And if the wives and dirty brats, E'en thigger at your doors an' ..."

3. Scottish Notes and Queries edited by John Bulloch (1892)
"In Sweden there are also recollections of the old custom. " The bridegroom went about before Yule to gather oats, and so was called the oat-thigger ..."

4. The Complete Works of Robert Burns (self-interpreting) by Robert Burns (1886)
"thigger, prowl about; beg: as a noun, a seeker of alms, ... If the wives an' dirty brats E'en thigger at your ..."

5. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... get (chiefly cant). beggar, n. pauper (contextual), mendicant (learned or tech.; esp. of certain ecclesiastics), mumper (slang), thigger (Scot. ..."

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