Dictionary

penniless

penniless

adjective pen·ni·less \ˈpe-ni-ləs\

: having no money : very poor

Full Definition of PENNILESS

:  destitute of money

Examples of PENNILESS

  1. She was unemployed and penniless.
  2. <went from being a penniless girl to owner of her own restaurant>

First Known Use of PENNILESS

14th century

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: pennilesslyPrevious Word in the Dictionary: penniedAll Words Near: penniless
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears