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dirt–poor

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adjective \ˈdərt-ˈpu̇r\

Simple Definition of dirt–poor

  • : very poor : suffering extreme poverty

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dirt–poor

  1. :  suffering extreme poverty

1937

First Known Use of dirt–poor

1937


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