down-and-out

adjective

Definition of down-and-out 

2 : physically weakened or incapacitated

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down-and-out or down-and-outer noun

First Known Use of down-and-out

1901, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of down-and-out was in 1901

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down-and-out

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of down-and-out

: very poor and without hope : having no money, job, etc.

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