Also referred to begging, sponging, spanging. Aggressive panhandling involves the solicitation of donations in an inappropriate and intimidating manner. This is not mugging, but rather a "borderline" activity which is often prohibited by law.

Etymology:
back-formation from panhandler, probably from panhandle, noun; from the extended forearm
Date:
1894

intransitive verb : to stop people on the street and ask for food or money : beg transitive verb 1 : to accost on the street and beg from 2 : to get by panhandling
"Hey did you see that bum panhandling. His sign said, 'My Father was Killed by Ninjas, Need Money for Karate lessons.' He would be better off with a bottle of Jack Daniels and vial of crack."
by cpmryan May 22, 2008
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(v.) The sexual acts performed by the homeless for donations, usually being money. Usually performed on the pavement or a piece of cardboard.
Dammit Jimmy, close your eyes! Those people are panhandling!!
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1. (v) to solicit for money on the street in lieu of working; to beg
2. (n) a long, slender projection from a larger parcel of land as delineated on a map
1. He panhandles passersby daily at Union Square and has only been arrested twice.
2. The panhandle of Florida is also known as the Redneck Riviera.
The panhandle of Oklahoma is in the middle of Tornado Alley.
by mozelle58 September 1, 2003
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a long, narrow projection from the rest of the state

States with panhandles: Texas, Florida,
Oklahoma, West Virginia, Virginia, Alaska, Idaho, Maryland, and Nebraska
The Florida panhandle (a.k.a Baja Alabama) is completely different from the rest of the state.
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to beg on the streets (a back-formation of panhandler)
I ain't go gonna panhandle away my life. I have potential.
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Looking at Cindy always gives me this major panhandle.
by E. Normus Johnson February 12, 2003
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