Definition of portionless in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːʃ(ə)nləs/


(Of a woman) without a dowry: his daughters would be portionless and therefore unlikely to find husbands
More example sentences
  • He further insists on the reasonableness of his expectations, mocking the accusation that he would have men abandon pregnant women and leave them portionless.
  • She was young, portionless, bad with money, indecisive, and indolent.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: por¦tion|less

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.