impecunious


im·pe·cu·nious

adjective \ˌim-pi-ˈkyü-nyəs, -nē-əs\

: having little or no money

Full Definition of IMPECUNIOUS

:  having very little or no money usually habitually :  penniless
im·pe·cu·ni·os·i·ty \-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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