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impecunious

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adjective im·pe·cu·nious \ˌim-pi-ˈkyü-nyəs, -nē-əs\

Simple Definition of impecunious

  • : having little or no money

Full Definition of impecunious

  1. :  having very little or no money usually habitually :  penniless

im·pe·cu·ni·os·i·ty play \-ˌkyü-nē-ˈä-sə-tē\ noun
im·pe·cu·nious·ly adverb
im·pe·cu·nious·ness noun

Examples of impecunious

  1. <they were so impecunious that they couldn't afford to give one another even token Christmas gifts>



Origin of impecunious

1in- + obsolete English pecunious rich, from Middle English, from Latin pecuniosus, from pecunia money — more at fee


First Known Use: 1596



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