dirt poor


adjective

lacking nearly all material means or resources for living.

Nearby words

  1. dirt bike,
  2. dirt cheap,
  3. dirt dauber,
  4. dirt farm,
  5. dirt farmer,
  6. dirt road,
  7. dirt-cheap,
  8. dirt-eating,
  9. dirt-poor,
  10. dirty

Origin of dirt poor

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40

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