nonpoor

adjective
non·​poor | \ ˌnän-ˈpu̇r How to pronounce nonpoor (audio) \

Definition of nonpoor

: having sufficient money or material possessions : not poor nonpoor students/ residents Federal payments and subsidies to the nonpoor [=people who are not poor] amounted to $651 billion in fiscal year 1990, more than five times what was paid out to the poor.— Edward O. Welles

Examples of nonpoor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grass-roots groups across the country have been organizing and working to fundamentally change the conditions that disenfranchise so many Americans, poor and nonpoor alike. Mark R. Rank, Washington Post, "Revealing the devastating costs of childhood poverty," 14 Feb. 2020 For instance, just over half of North Carolina's white and nonpoor students earned proficient ratings in fourth-grade reading. Ann Doss Helms, charlotteobserver, "NC has spent more than $150 million to boost reading. Are these scores worth it? | Charlotte Observer," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nonpoor

circa 1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpoor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonpoor. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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