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strapped

[strapt] /stræpt/
adjective
1.
needy; wanting:
The company is rather strapped for funds.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; strap + -ed2
Related forms
well-strapped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-strapped

strapped

/stræpt/
adjective
1.
(slang) (postpositive) often foll by for. badly in need (of money, manpower, etc); short of
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Slang definitions & phrases for well-strapped

strapped

adjective
  1. Short of money; penniless; broke: He happens to be strapped financially (1857+)
  2. : We never had a word for carrying a gun. Today, that is what ''strapped'' means/ They exist in a world of ''strapped'' (gun-wielding) teenagers (1990s+)

[strap, ''credit, tick,'' in the financial sense is found by 1828]


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