Definition of almsman in English:

almsman

noun

  • 1A man who receives or is dependent upon alms; a man who is supported by funds left to support the poor, especially one living in an almshouse; (also loosely) a beggar.

  • 2A person who gives alms; a benefactor. Now rare.

Origin

Old English; earliest use found in Metrical Charm: For Unfruitful Land. From alms + man.

Pronunciation

almsman

/ˈɑːmzmən/