Definition of down-and-out in English:
(Of a person) without money, a job, or a place to live; destitute: a down-and-out homeless vagrant
More example sentences
- We were not down and out or destitute, which is the picture some people have tried to paint.
- It tells the story of a group of ancient, and very well preserved, martial arts masters - we're talking hundreds of years old here - living down and out on the fringes of a modern society that has passed their ways by.
- But we should also find the E8 million needed for our down and out homeless in Britain.
noun(also down-and-outer) Back to top
A person without money, a job, or a place to live.
- These were not artisans as such, it was asserted, but down-and-outs, who lived at the margins, involved in street theft and other criminal activities.
- Then he went to live among the down-and-outs in England and in Paris.
- It's seen to be the place of the hobos, the real down-and-outs.
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