nonpoor

adjective

non·​poor ˌnän-ˈpu̇r How to pronounce nonpoor (audio)
: 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 But since the United States is unusually wealthy, its poor children may have higher incomes than some nonpoor children abroad. Jason Deparle, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Sep. 2022 Over several decades, Congress expanded eligibility up the income ladder to the nonpoor who weren’t on welfare. John F. Cogan, WSJ, 3 Jan. 2022 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, 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, 10 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpoor was circa 1855

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“Nonpoor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonpoor. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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