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Friday, March 26, 2010

Definitions for impecunious

  1. 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.' , New York Times
He had gotten to know Garibaldi during the impecunious soldier's last years and would send him woolen socks, underwear, and money. Tag Gallagher, The Adventures of Roberto Rossellini
Origin of impecunious
1590-1600
Impecunious is derived from Latin im-, in-, "not" + pecuniosus, "rich," from pecunia, "property in cattle, hence money," from pecu, "livestock."