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lizzie mooching

lizzie mooching
 n.— «Of late some of the wandering fraternity have take to “lizzie mooching,” a phrase used to describe the technique of the erstwhile ‘bo who travels in a dilapidated car, panhandling food and gas along the road.» —“That Vanishing American, The Hobo” by Lawrence Tessin New York Times Aug. 18, 1940. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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