poor-mouth

verb \ ˈpu̇r-ˌmau̇t͟h , ˈpȯr- , -ˌmau̇th \

Definition of poor-mouth

intransitive verb
: to plead poverty as a defense or excuse
transitive verb
: to speak disparagingly of

First Known Use of poor-mouth

circa 1930


poor mouth

noun

Definition of poor mouth

: an exaggerated claim of poverty

First Known Use of poor mouth

1764



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