Definition of Abraham–man
: one of a class of beggars who roamed through England especially in the 16th and 17th centuries usually feigning lunacy to obtain alms
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Origin and Etymology of abraham–man
after Abraham or Abram, Biblical patriarch of the Jews; probably from the New Testament reference (Luke 16:19–31) to the beggar Lazarus, who is said to have rested in Abraham's bosom after death
First Known Use: 1567
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