land-poor

adjective
\ ˈlan(d)-ˌpu̇r How to pronounce land-poor (audio) \

Definition of land-poor

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

First Known Use of land-poor

1873, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About land-poor

Time Traveler for land-poor

Time Traveler

The first known use of land-poor was in 1873

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near land-poor

land plaster

land-poor

land power

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for land-poor

Cite this Entry

“Land-poor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/land-poor. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!