ETYM Old Eng. beggere, from beg.
A pauper who lives by begging; SYN. mendicant.
1. One that blights
2. (chiefly British) A disliked or contemptible person; fellow, guy
ETYM Old Eng. felawe, felaghe, Icel. fęlagi, from fęlag companionship, prop., a laying together of property; fę property + lag a laying, pl. lög law, akin to liggja to lie. Related to Fee, and Law, Lie to be low.
1. A companion; a comrade; an associate; a partner; a sharer.
2. A man without good breeding or worth.
3. An equal in power, rank, character, etc.
4. A person; an individual.
6. In certain universities, a scholar who is appointed to a foundation called a fellowship, which gives a title to certain perquisites and privileges.
8. A member of a literary or scientific society.
ETYM Spanish guia guide, a guy or small rope used on board of ships to keep weighty things in their places; of Teutonic origin, and the same word as Eng. guide. Related to Guide, Gye.
1. A rope or cable that is used to brace something (especially a tent); SYN. guy cable, guy rope.
2. An informal term for a youth or man; SYN. cat, hombre.
Someone who is regarded as contemptible; SYN. twirp, twit.
ETYM Old Eng. wrecche, AS. wrecca, wraecca, an exile, a wretch, from wrecan to drive out, punish; properly, an exile, one driven out, akin to AS. wraec an exile, OS. wrekkio a stranger, Old High Germ. reccheo an exile. Related to Wreak.
(Irregular plural: wretches).
Performs some wicked deed.