1) Having the appearance of a beggar, mean, dirty and poverty-stricken, much used in insults and derogatory descriptions.

1581 a beggerlie fellow, havinge but one eye, beinge full of lice and very lothesome, Hutton Cranswick

1672 calling him a beggarly rogue ... and many other scurulous, undervalluing and base expressions, Halifax.

dates 1581 1672

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