a children’s card game for two, played with 52 cards, that is won when a player captures all of the cards.
- Beggar’s velvet
noun a card game in which one player tries to win all the cards of the other player (modifier) relating to or denoting an advantage gained by one side at the expense of the other: beggar-my-neighbour policies Historical Examples Abbe Mouret’s Transgression Emile Zola Miss Mackenzie Anthony Trollope Memoirs of a Midget Walter de la […]
beggary (def 2). Historical Examples The Blue-Grass Region of Kentucky James Lane Allen Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14 Elbert Hubbard The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo
a person who begs alms or lives by begging. a penniless person. a wretched fellow; rogue: the surly beggar who collects the rents. a child or youngster (usually preceded by little): a sudden urge to hug the little beggar. to reduce to utter poverty; impoverish: The family had been beggared by the war. to cause […]