poverty-stricken

adjective
pov·​er·​ty-strick·​en | \ ˈpä-vər-tē-ˌstri-kən How to pronounce poverty-stricken (audio) \

Definition of poverty-stricken

: very poor : destitute

First Known Use of poverty-stricken

1786, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of poverty-stricken was in 1786

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“Poverty-stricken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poverty-stricken. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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poverty-stricken

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English Language Learners Definition of poverty-stricken

: very poor

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