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poor British & World English

Lacking sufficient money to live at a standard considered comfortable or normal in a society

good show! British & World English

Used to express approval (or disapproval or dissatisfaction)

poor box British & World English

A collection box, especially one in a church, for gifts of money or other articles towards the relief of the poor

poor boy British & World English

A large oval sandwich filled with a range of simple but substantial ingredients

Poor Law British & World English

A law relating to the support of the poor. Originally the responsibility of the parish, the relief and employment of the poor passed over to the workhouses in 1834. In the early 20th century the Poor Law was replaced by schemes of social security

poor rate British & World English

A local tax levied by a parish to finance the relief or support of the poor

piss-poor British & World English

Of a very low standard

dirt poor British & World English

Extremely poor

time-poor British & World English

Spending most of one’s time working or busy; lacking free time

Poor Clare British & World English

A member of an order of Franciscan nuns founded by St Clare of Assisi in circa 1212

poor mouth British & World English

A person who claims to be poor in order to benefit from others

poor relief British & World English

Financial assistance given to the poor from state or local community funds

poor white British & World English

A member of an impoverished white underclass, especially one living in the southern US

poor relation British & World English

A person or thing that is considered inferior or subordinate to others of the same type or group

poor-quality British & World English

Of inferior quality

poor-me-one British & World English

The common potoo (bird), which has a nocturnal call consisting of a number of descending notes

the poor man's —— British & World English

An inferior or cheaper substitute for the thing specified

poor man's orchid British & World English

Another term for schizanthus.

good show! in show British & World English

Used to express approval (or disapproval or dissatisfaction)

poor little rich boy British & World English

A wealthy young person whose money brings them no contentment

take a poor view of British & World English

Regard with disapproval

Standard & Poor's 500 British & World English

A group of 500 companies whose average daily share prices are used to calculate an index of the day’s security prices

overseer of the poor British & World English

A parish official who administered funds to the poor

poor relation in poor British & World English

A person or thing that is considered inferior or subordinate to others of the same type or group

poor in in poor British & World English

Deficient or lacking in

the poor man's —— in poor British & World English

An inferior or cheaper substitute for the thing specified

poor little rich boy in poor British & World English

A wealthy young person whose money brings them no contentment

poorhouse British & World English

Another term for workhouse.

mite2 British & World English

A small child or animal, especially when regarded as an object of sympathy

poor-boy sandwich in poor boy British & World English

A large oval sandwich filled with a range of simple but substantial ingredients

cash-rich British & World English

Having a great deal of money available to spend

poor little rich boy or girl in poor British & World English

A wealthy young person whose money brings them no contentment

poor English Thesaurus

a poor family

poor English-Spanish

pobre

Poor Law New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

law on the support of the poor

poor box English-Spanish

alcancía feminine, cepillo masculinepara limosnas

poor white English-Spanish

persona de raza blanca de bajo nivel socioeconómico

dirt cheap New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attrib.)


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