down–and–out

adjective

Definition of down–and–out

  1. 1 :  destitute, impoverished

  2. 2 :  physically weakened or incapacitated

down–and–out

or

down–and–outer

noun

1901

First Known Use of down–and–out

1901


DOWN–AND–OUT Defined for English Language Learners

down–and–out

adjective

Definition of down–and–out for English Language Learners

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


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