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    What is the word for people with no money and home?

    What is the word for people with no money and home, who live on the streets and beg for money?
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    Re: What is the word for people with no money and home?

    Homeless.

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    Re: What is the word for people with no money and home?

    Yes, I know this one. But are there other words? Especially curious to know some having negative connotation.
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    Re: What is the word for people with no money and home?

    It may be useful to say that I'm not going to offend anyone with these words if they exist.
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    Re: What is the word for people with no money and home?

    Quote Originally Posted by GeneD View Post
    Yes, I know this one. But ARE there other names? Especially curious to know some having negative connotation.
    There are a few.

    Bum
    Hobo
    Tramp

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    Re: What is the word for people with no money and home?

    Derelict, down-and-out, dosser, tramp, vagrant.
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    Re: What is the word for people with no money and home?

    'Vagrant' is a fairly formal word to describe such a person, often used in legal contexts. To my (British English) ears, it does have a negative connotation.

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    Re: What is the word for people with no money and home?

    Hobo and tramp both sound old-fashioned to my AmE ears. Even bum​ seems a bit dated.
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    Re: What is the word for people with no money and home?

    indigent

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    Re: What is the word for people with no money and home?

    beggar, scrounger, panhandler
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