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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch bēdelāre. Equivalent to bedelen (to beg) +‎ -aar.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeː.dəˌlaːr/
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  • Hyphenation: be‧de‧laar

NounEdit

bedelaar m (plural bedelaars, diminutive bedelaartje n, feminine bedelares)

  1. (literally) A beggar, a mendicant, who requests alms or handouts.
    Synonym: schooier
  2. (figuratively) A pauper, one who can't properly provide in his/her own/family's needs.
    Synonyms: armoedzaaier, pauper, schooier

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