: owning so much unprofitable or encumbered land as to lack funds to develop the land or pay the charges due on it

Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of land-poor was in 1873

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Cite this Entry

“Land-poor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/land-poor. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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