beachcomber

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noun beach·comb·er \ˈbēch-ˌkō-mər\

Definition of beachcomber

  1. 1 :  a white man living as a drifter or loafer especially on the islands of the South Pacific

  2. 2 :  a person who searches along a shore (as for salable refuse or for seashells)

beachcomb

play \-ˌkōm\ verb

1836

First Known Use of beachcomber

1836


BEACHCOMBER Defined for English Language Learners

beachcomber

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noun beach·comb·er \ˈbēch-ˌkō-mər\

Definition of beachcomber for English Language Learners

  • : a person who walks along beaches looking for things (such as seashells or items that can be sold)


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