Complete Definition of "Abraham-man"

English

Alternative spellings
Abram-man

Etymology
Possibly in allusion to the parable of the beggar Lazarus in Luke 16 of The Bible. - Murray (New Eng. Dict.)

Noun
en-noun|sg=Abraham-man|Abraham men

  1. One of a set of vagabonds who formerly roamed through England, feigning lunacy for the sake of obtaining alms. - Nares

Derived terms
To sham Abraham, to feign sickness. - Goldsmith

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