General English

  • noun a person who has nowhere to live and walks from place to place looking for work or begging for food or money
  • noun the noise made by of feet hitting the ground regularly as someone walks
  • verb to walk with a regular heavy step
  • verb to walk for a long way, or walk with difficulty


  • adjective inferior, inadequate, shabby. An all-purpose pejorative, formed from the noun, in use particularly amongst younger schoolchildren since the later 1990s.