Panhandling



  • Also referred to begging, sponging, spanging. Aggressive panhandling involves the solicitation of donations in an inappropriate and intimidating manner. This is not mugging, but rather a borderline activity which is often prohibited by law.
    Etymology:
    back-formation from panhandler, probably from panhandle, noun; from the extended forearm
    Date:
    1894
    intransitive verb : to stop people on the street and ask for food or money : beg transitive verb 1 : to accost on the street and beg from 2 : to get by panhandling



  • (v.) The sexual acts performed by the homeless for donations, usually being money. Usually performed on the pavement or a piece of cardboard.


 

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