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noun 
  1. An urban beggar who typically stands on a street with a outstretched container in hand, begging for loose change.
  2. A bum.
Etymology: Obscure. Panhandling always seems to involve a container for receiving loose change, so perhaps referring to a small, handled pan. This would seem to be the origin of the verb.


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