17 January 2009


Impecunious: was used in a humorous article about corn dogs by Chris Eliott, aka "Brakeformoose."

Im"pe*cu"ni*ous, a. [L. im- not + pecunia money:
cf. F. imp['e]cunieux.]
Not having money; habitually without money; poor.
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An impecunious creature. --B. Jonson.
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-- From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48

adj : not having enough money to pay for necessities [syn: hard
up, straitened circumstances(p)}, penniless, penurious,

-- From WordNet (r) 2.0

30 Moby Thesaurus words for "impecunious":
badly off, destitute, distressed, down to bedrock, embarrassed,
feeling the pinch, hard up, ill off, in Queer Street,
in narrow circumstances, in reduced circumstances,
in straitened circumstances, land-poor, narrow, on the edge,
out of pocket, pinched, poor, poorly off, poverty-stricken,
reduced, short, short of cash, short of funds, short of money,
squeezed, straitened, strapped, unmoneyed, unprosperous

-- From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0

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