clochard

clo·chard /ˈkloʊʃərd/

–noun
a beggar; vagrant; tramp.

Origin:
1940–45; < F, der. of clocher to limp < L clopus lame

Source: Dictionary.com.

In the underground passage was the usual cast of characters. Two vagrants, clochards, were stumbling along, one of whom, holding a bottle of red wine, would from time to time lazily turn to passersby and with a disarming smile ask for a contribution.

Source: Immortality by Milan Kundera.

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