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dog-poor

[dawg-poo r, dog-] /ˈdɔgˈpʊər, ˈdɒg-/
adjective
1.
very poor.
Origin of dog-poor
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • Or no, I won't say that—because most of the time I was dog-poor—and this isn't the place for a poor man.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic

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