noun pau·per \ˈp-pər\

: a very poor person who has no money to pay for food, clothing, etc.

Full Definition of PAUPER

:  a person destitute of means except such as are derived from charity; specifically :  one who receives aid from funds designated for the poor
:  a very poor person
pau·per·ism \-pə-ˌri-zəm\ noun

Origin of PAUPER

Latin, poor — more at poor
First Known Use: 1516
PAUPER Defined for Kids


noun pau·per \ˈp-pər\

Definition of PAUPER for Kids

:  a very poor person


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