dirt-poor

adjective
\ ˈdərt-ˈpu̇r How to pronounce dirt-poor (audio) \

Definition of dirt-poor

: suffering extreme poverty

First Known Use of dirt-poor

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Dirt-poor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirt-poor. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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dirt-poor

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dirt-poor

informal : very poor : suffering extreme poverty

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