dirt-poor

adjective
\ˈdərt-ˈpu̇r \

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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dirt-poor

: very poor : suffering extreme poverty

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