Definition of Beachcomber

1. Noun. A vagrant living on a beach.

Generic synonyms: Drifter, Floater, Vagabond, Vagrant



Definition of Beachcomber

1. Proper noun. A nom de plume used by a series of surrealist humorous columnists in the ''Daily Express'' newspaper. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) A seaman who is not prepared to work but hangs around port areas living off the charity of others. ¹

3. Noun. Any loafer around a waterfront. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beachcomber

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beachcomber

beach transect
beach volleyball
beach waggon
beach wagon
beach wormwood
beachball
beachberry
beachbound
beachboy
beachboys
beachcast
beachcomb
beachcombed
beachcomber (current term)
beachcombers
beachcombing
beachcombs
beached
beaches
beachfront
beachfronts
beachful
beachfuls
beachgoer
beachgoers
beachgoing

Literary usage of Beachcomber

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1. In the Strange South Seas by Beatrice Ethel Grimshaw (1908)
"How they deal with the beachcomber—Cockroaches and Local Colour—The Robinson Crusoe Steamer— Emigrating to the South Seas—The Lands of Plenty—How to get an ..."

2. The Bookman (1903)
"Knowing this well, beachcomber Braun made his mind easy, and told the outcast of ... Hut the beachcomber was right, as—as though to spite poor Mrs. Grundy— ..."

3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1896)
"The beachcomber meditated a few seconds ; then he walked down to the boat. ... The mate was agreeable to this, and bidding the beachcomber and his victim ..."

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