Sunday, August 29, 1999
Definitions for impecunious
- Not having money; habitually without money; poor.
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Citations for impecunious
Her father, Bronson, was a respected but impecunious New England transcendentalist who had 'no gift for money making', according to [Louisa May] Alcott's journal.'
He had gotten to know Garibaldi during the impecunious soldier's last years and would send him woolen socks, underwear, and money.
Origin of impecunious
Impecunious is derived from Latin im-, in-, "not" + pecuniosus, "rich," from pecunia, "property in cattle, hence money," from pecu, "livestock."