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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French clochard.

NounEdit

clochard (plural clochards)

  1. A beggar or tramp, especially in France.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 492:
      He nearly fell over the Pont Neuf, enjoyed the conversation and esteem of several hairy clochards, and was finally knocked down by a taxi in the Place Vendôme []
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 92:
      ‘Those clochards in Cannes, mostly old soixante-huitards. They see a tribute to modern industrial genius and can't resist giving it a swift kick.’

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French clochard.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clochard m (plural clochards, diminutive clochardje n)

  1. vagrant

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Disputed. One possible etymology is clocher (to limp) +‎ -ard, another one is from cloche (clumsy person, oaf)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

clochard m (plural clochards, feminine clocharde)

  1. (pejorative) tramp; vagrant

SynonymsEdit

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French clochard.

NounEdit

clochard m, f (invariable)

  1. tramp, vagrant
    Synonyms: barbone