plural noun(usually the have-nots) informal
Economically disadvantaged people: the employed haves and the unemployed have-nots
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- The more extreme the income inequality, the greater the psychic distance between the have-nots and the haves.
- But what came out of those years was an ever-wider gap between the incomes and experiences of the haves and the have-nots.
- John Edwards talked about two Americas divided by class, the haves and the have-nots.
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