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pauper

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noun pau·per \ˈpȯ-pər\

Simple Definition of pauper

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

Full Definition of pauper

  1. 1 :  a person destitute of means except such as are derived from charity; specifically :  one who receives aid from funds designated for the poor

  2. 2 :  a very poor person

pau·per·ism play \-pə-ˌri-zəm\ noun

Origin of pauper

Latin, poor — more at poor


First Known Use: 1516


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pauper

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noun pau·per \ˈpȯ-pər\

Definition of pauper

  1. :  a very poor person




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