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1British regional and Irish English. A person who solicits for something, especially habitually; a beggar. Now rare.
2US regional (especially Chesapeake Bay). A person who forages around marshes and beaches for clams, crabs, etc.
nounEnglish Regional, Scottish, Northern
A butcher's spike or knife; (also generally) any sharp implement used for stabbing or piercing.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Lucas (1648/9–1715), Church of England clergyman. From prog + -er<br>early 19th century. From prog + -er.
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