halfy

noun
\ pronunciation at halfor i \
plural -es

Definition of halfy

slang
: a beggar who has had both legs amputated

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“Halfy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halfy. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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