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adjective: Having little or no money.
From Latin im- (not) + pecunia (money), from pecus (cattle). Ultimately from the Indo-European root peku- (cattle, wealth), which also gave us fee, fief, fellow, peculiar, impecunious, and pecuniary. Earliest documented use: 1596.
"The children have no mother, and their father is impecunious, so they have embarked on a series of adventurous money-making schemes."
James Wood; The New Curiosity Shop; The New Yorker; Oct 21, 2013.
"Discounts for the clever or impecunious greatly reduce the sticker price at many universities."
Is College Worth It?; The Economist (London, UK); Apr 5, 2014.
See more usage examples of impecunious in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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