A person who lives or spends their days asking for money or food from people in cars. Often homeless. They are identified with ragged clothing, often brandishing cardboard signs that relay their message, tragedy or request.
"Hey, how about we give the 'bridger' some money."
"No, we have some snacks for the trip we can give them. That way we know we won't help them with substance abuse or anything"
"Yeah, well, I really can't get to know the people individually, but this is a precaution."