poor–mouth

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verb \ˈpu̇r-ˌmau̇th, ˈpȯr-, -ˌmau̇th\

Definition of poor–mouth

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to plead poverty as a defense or excuse

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to speak disparagingly of

First Known Use of poor–mouth

circa 1930

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